CSUB names new VP

January 17, 2008
Kathy Miller, 661/654-2456, kmiller26@csub.edu or
Michele Newel, 661/654-2720, mnewell1@csub.edu
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CSU Bakersfield names new vice president for university advancement

Beverly Byl, associate vice president of advancement for University of the Pacific, has been named as California State University, Bakersfield's new vice president for university advancement. Byl replaces W. Michael Chertok, the university's long-time vice president for university advancement who retired late last year. Her appointment will begin on March 31.

Byl brings more than 20 years of experience in fund development, including a year as the interim vice president of advancement at University of the Pacific. She has a proven track record in capital campaigns at both University of the Pacific and Indiana University. Most recently she executed a successful $330 million fundraising campaign that far exceeded the university's initial goal of $200 million.

"I am extremely pleased to have someone with Beverly's talents and experience joining our team," said CSUB President Horace Mitchell. "She is a proven leader in her field and will be an asset not only to the university, but to our community as well. I look forward to having her as part of our management team."

As a member of the President's Cabinet, Byl will have direct responsibility for the university's advancement programs, including alumni affairs, community and governmental relations, public affairs and communications, and fundraising and development operations. In addition, she will serve as the executive director of the CSUB Foundation.

"I am excited to be coming to Bakersfield and meeting the challenges of a new position," Byl said. "I look forward to working with administrators, staff, alumni, and volunteers in advancing the mission, vision and priorities of CSUB. There are so many wonderful opportunities the university provides to students, and I look forward to sharing the CSUB news with the community."

Ted Leland, vice president of university advancement at University of the Pacific, added, "Beverly is the consummate professional. We just completed, for us, an extraordinary $330 million fund raising drive. She was the senior staff person most responsible for this community accomplishment and the lynchpin that made the whole thing work. We wish her the best."

Prior to her tenure at University of the Pacific, Byl served as the executive director of development for the university libraries for Indiana University Foundation in Bloomington, Indiana. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in art and secondary education from Morehead State University, and a master of science degree in educational psychology from Indiana University.