After a national search, the University of Redlands welcomed Vice President for Advancement Tamara Michel Josserand, who arrived on campus in October. Josserand comes to Redlands from University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Public Health, where she held the position of assistant dean and director of advancement.
“Tamara joins us as we are pushing to complete Forever Yours, the largest comprehensive campaign in the history of our University,” says President Ralph W. Kuncl. “Her 20-plus-year preparation for this leadership charge is extensive and impressive. The diversity of her professional experience means she brings to Redlands a different, broader perspective than others might have.”
Josserand has held key positions and leadership roles in development, campaigns, external relations, and major gifts for the University Libraries at University of Nevada, Las Vegas; University of Chicago; Northwestern University; and Yale University, among others. Her deep interest in supporting the work of charitable and humanitarian organizations and causes is demonstrated by her leadership of advancement for the Daughters of Charity Ministries of Chicago and her ongoing work for the DuSable Heritage Association, which provides support and resources to the people and country of Haiti.
She holds a Master of Business Administration from University of Chicago Booth School of Business; a Master of Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education; and a Bachelor of Arts from Connecticut College.