University of Rochester

New Appointees Join University of Rochester Advancement Efforts

August 22, 2005

Andrew M. Deubler, senior associate vice president and chief development officer for the University of Rochester Medical Center, and Rob Gibson, senior director of development for Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, have been appointed key members of the senior leadership group designing a comprehensive advancement program for the University of Rochester.

Deubler will take the role of deputy vice president for University advancement, and Gibson will become senior associate vice president for academic development. They will assist James D. Thompson, senior vice president and chief advancement officer at the University, on strategic planning for future fund-raising efforts.

Deubler will be the second-in-command in the central advancement organization. He has been with the Medical Center for more than seven years. He was recruited to fill the position of director of major gifts and campaign operations for the Medical Center's $94 million basic research campaign, and was subsequently appointed to his current position.

He has overseen the growth of the Medical Center Development Office from 23 full-time employees to more than 60 development professionals. "Andy Deubler has helped build a tremendous advancement program for the Medical Center," Thompson noted. "I admire his enthusiasm and zest as a student of the profession, his commitment to the University, and his dynamic and energetic leadership."

At Washington University, Gibson was responsible for the oversight of the Arts & Sciences component of its $1.5 billion campaign. Within the Arts & Sciences, Gibson and his staff were successful in securing more than $193 million in incremental support, well in excess of their goal.

According to Thompson, "Rob Gibson is a great development strategist and fund-raiser. He has built up a wealth of experience throughout his impressive and successful career. Rob is very sensitive to the academic mission of higher education and is an effective champion of its advancement."