BVU Names New Development VP

Buena Vista University has named Lawrence Johnson as the new vice president for university development and alumni engagement.

Johnson… who currently serves as the senior director of development at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin… will assume his new role at BVU on June 28th. Johnson has over 24 years of higher education experience in fund raising, marketing, and alumni relations. Prior to joining Carroll University, Johnson spent 12 years at the University of Minnesota Duluth, where he helped secure more than 11-million dollars in private support from alumni, friends, corporations, foundations, and business sources.
As BVU’s vice president for university development and alumni engagement, Johnson will provide vision, strategic direction, and executive management of all development and alumni operations. He will be tasked with securing external support for BVU through capital campaigns, annual giving, major giving, and planned giving activities.