G. Robert Alsobrook led a special webinar discussion with Leigh Weitzmann,...
Bob Alsobrook, Senior Consulting Vice President, has more than 40 years of experience leading fundraising programs and consulting with major educational and medical institutions.
Through his work, Bob has developed extensive skills in managing and directing the development and alumni programs of institutions while working closely with executive cabinets, President’s councils, budget and planning teams, and marketing teams. Bob’s professional responsibilities have included management in all areas of development as well as directing alumni affairs and public relations programs. He has also developed and executed long-term operating plans and fundraising campaigns for a wide-range of higher education and healthcare institutions.
Bob served as Senior Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, and, as Director of the university’s Building a Future Campaign, significantly exceeded its goal more than one year ahead of schedule. Previously, he was Vice President for Medical Center Development and Alumni Affairs at Tulane University in New Orleans, where he managed medical center fundraising programs for support from all sectors and coordinated fundraising, public relations, and alumni programs for the School of Medicine, the University Hospital and Clinic, and the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Prior to serving as Tulane’s Vice President, he was the University’s Director of Medica Center Development and Director of the Medical Center campaign.
Before joining Tulane, Bob served at the University of Chicago as Director of Medical Center Alumni Development and as Associate Director of Medical Center Development. In these capacities, he played a significant role in the achievement of the Medical Center’s Renewal campaign. Bob has also served at the University of Memphis (formerly Memphis State University) in the School of Law as Assistant Dean for Administration and Assistant to the Dean, and in the office of the Vice President for Business and Finance.
He has held membership in and maintains professional associations with several national organizations concerned with fundraising, including the Association of American Medical Colleges, the National Association of Cancer Center Development Officers, and the Council for the Advancement of and Support of Education.
Bob holds a master’s degree in educational administration, supervision, and economics and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Memphis. He completed all doctoral degree coursework and examination requirements in higher education administration and finance at the University of Memphis.