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Laurentian University names new Director of Development

Kristy Rousseau to lead University’s Development team

September 30th, 2014 – Laurentian University is pleased to announce the appointment of Kristy Rousseau as the new Director of Development.  As Director, Rousseau will oversee and direct all development programs and fundraising activities. She will provide strategic vision, overall direction and guidance to the development team on all fundraising programs.

“We are thrilled to have Kristy in this role,” said Chief Advancement Officer Tracy MacLeod. “She brings professional fundraising experience and leadership abilities that will be extremely valuable to our team, as we continue to build key relationships for the University. We are confident in her ability to take University development to new heights.”

Rousseau has served as Acting Director of Development since May 2014 and is a Certified Fund Raising Executive with nearly 10 years of professional fundraising experience. She has worked collaboratively with various academic and administrative departments to maximize fundraising opportunities in support the university’s strategic priorities.

Before becoming Acting Director of Development, Rousseau served as Manager of Individual Gifts for Laurentian’s Development Office starting in 2011.  Rousseau played a key role in The Next 50 Campaign, which helped to raise over $65M for the University’s strategic priorities. Previously, Rousseau worked as a Development Officer at the Sudbury Regional Hospital Foundation.

Kristy Rousseau is a recipient of a Sudbury Top 40 Under 40 Award. She has also won a CCAE Prix d’Excellence; a Bronze Medal for the Best Development Event, in June 2013.

Rousseau is completing her Masters of Business Administration at Laurentian University and received her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Management Economics at the University of Guelph.

 “Being a first-generation university graduate and a Métis Canadian, I am passionate about Laurentian University and its unique position among Canadian universities,” said Rousseau. “We have a great team, and I’m delighted to be leading our work in Development.”