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Jonathan Enslin Appointed Vice President for Advancement at St. Norbert College

From St. Norbert College, May 29, 2018
by Mike Counter, mike.counter@snc.edu, 920-403-3089

St. Norbert College President Brian Bruess has announced the appointment of Jonathan Enslin to the position of vice president for College advancement. Enslin will begin his duties July 9, 2018.

Enslin’s responsibilities include leadership, management of all areas of college advancement, including fundraising and alumni and parent relations. As a college vice president, Enslin will serve on the St. Norbert College president’s cabinet, providing specific advancement goals and strategies for increasing the endowment and ensuring resources for academic excellence, student support and facilities.

“I am very excited about joining the team at St. Norbert College,” said Enslin. “It is an excellent institution with a strong reputation. I look forward to building partnerships with alumni, faculty, students, staff and all of the St. Norbert community.”

Enslin’s career as a fundraising professional spans more than two decades, most recently as vice chancellor for advancement and president of the foundation at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He has been in the vice chancellor role since 2005 and in various development roles of increasing responsibility for 22 years at UW-Whitewater.

Enslin oversaw a recently completed “Campaign for Students” at UW-Whitewater that raised $48 million for endowment and other university priorities.

“We are delighted to welcome Jon as the new vice president for advancement,” said Brian Bruess. “Mr. Enslin is an experienced advancement professional and strategist, with deep knowledge of campaign planning and management. He will be a change-maker at St. Norbert College,” added Bruess.

Enslin, a Wisconsin native, holds his M.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and a B.A. from Marquette University. He and his wife, Kay, have three grown sons.

St. Norbert College, the only Norbertine college in the world, is a nationally ranked liberal arts college. St. Norbert continues to experience great momentum, with recent years seeing both the largest and the highest-achieving classes in the institution’s history. In addition, the college has completed nearly $130 million in donor­-funded construction and renovation in less than a decade. New facilities include a state-­ of-­ the-­art library; a $40 million Gold ­LEED-certified science center (which also houses the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Green Bay campus); a student union and dining hall; the Cassandra Voss Center for gender and identity studies; a recital hall; a welcome center; apartment-­style housing options for students; an outdoor athletics complex for football, soccer and track; and a visionary new fitness and sports facility with a competition swimming pool.

The college holds an endowment of $140 million and provides 96 percent of students with financial aid.

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