FPU appoints two new vice presidents

Garvin, Camilleri bring experience and vision to Fresno Pacific University  

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A pair of key leadership roles has been filled at Fresno Pacific University with the hiring of vice presidents in advancement and enrollment. Liz Garvin has accepted the position of vice president for advancement, and Brad Camilleri as vice president of enrollment management. They both will start work in August.

“Both Liz and Brad couple deep knowledge and experience in their respective areas of expertise with new ideas for the future,” says FPU President André Stephens. “I am excited to work with them to chart the future of our university through these challenging yet exciting times as we find new ways to support and advocate for our students.”

Garvin provides fundraising experience

In over 20 years of fundraising and nonprofit management in Fresno, Liz Garvin has worked with university administrators and faculty, elected officials and community leaders while building relationships with foundations, sponsors and donors.

Garvin’s most recent position was as a manager III/fundraiser for the Foundation for Fresno Unified Schools. Since October 2022, she served as the sole fundraiser for FUSD, leading the creation of the foundation, developing policies and procedures, overseeing staff and creating giving campaigns.

Prior to her role at FUSD, Garvin was senior director of planned and foundation giving at California State University Fresno from 2015 to 2022, where she worked with the university president and top donors as well as managing staff. Other positions have included director of mediation at the Better Business Bureau Fresno office from 2007 to 2012 and president/CEO of Samaritan Women (Rescue the Children) in Fresno from 2003 to 2007.

She has an masters in Christian Ministry from Fresno Pacific University and a bachelor’s of arts in Communications Studies from California State University Sacramento, as well as several professional certificates from FPU, United Way of Fresno, San Joaquin College of Law and Pepperdine University in conflict management, mediation and grant writing.

Camilleri comes with university experience

Brad Camilleri comes to FPU from Biola University, where from 2018 to 2023 he was director of marketing strategy and client services. There he was charged with casting the enrollment marketing vision and strategy across undergraduate, online and graduate programs and extending the reach and influence of the university’s marketing and enrollment efforts. He oversaw a team of account executives and client services specialists that connected with key leaders.

Also at Biola, Camilleri served as director of admissions marketing, data management and research from 2015 to 2018 and associate director of undergraduate admissions from 2012 to 2014. Before that, he was assistant director of admissions at Asbury University from 2009 to 2012, senior admissions counselor at Asbury from 2005 to 2009 and advertising account executive at the Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader newspaper from 2001 to 2003.

In addition, Camilleri has been an adjunct instructor of English at Asbury and the University of Kentucky. He is active in the North American Coalition of Christian Admissions Professionals (NACCAP), serving on the board, executive committee and finance committee.

Camilleri has a masters degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Kentucky and a bachelor of arts degree in English from Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky.

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