Shoveller to Head Alumni, Development at Global Business School

March 19, 2012 - Campus Bulletin

Joanne Shoveller, the University’s vice-president (advancement), has been named executive director for alumni and development at INSEAD, a prestigious international graduate business school and research institution.

“This is wonderful news for Joanne, and I am genuinely pleased for her,” says U of G president Alastair Summerlee.

“Her recruitment and subsequent appointment by top-ranked global business school are indicative of her accomplishments at Guelph, especially her success with the BetterPlanet Project. While it is a loss for us, it is a positive reflection on our university.”

Summerlee has asked that Shoveller postpone her new appointment until Aug. 1 to ensure a successful transition, especially for the BetterPlanet Project, the University’s $200-million fundraising campaign. She will also support the campaign as a volunteer after leaving.

Shoveller joined U of G in 2004. She heads a team of 60 staff in Alumni Affairs and Development who handle U of G’s institutional advancement, including all fundraising activities and alumni relations.

“This is an amazing opportunity, but I am leaving Guelph with a heavy heart,” Shoveller says. “I have worked with some incredible, deeply committed people, and will miss them and all of the University. I am dedicated to the BetterPlanet Project, which is why I plan to remain involved. I know that my excellent staff and corps of volunteers will help ensure its continued success.”

Shoveller came to Guelph from the University of Western Ontario’s Richard Ivey School of Business, where she led the MBA program, alumni and corporate development, the Ivey campaign and Asian development.

She will be based in INSEAD’s Europe campus outside of Paris. The school has campuses in Singapore and Abu Dhabi, a North American office in New York City, and a research centre in Caesarea, Israel.

INSEAD was ranked this year as the world’s No. 6 business school by the Financial Times and is currently ranked as the No. 1 non-U.S. business school by several leading publications.

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