Rost Named Senior Director In UB Development Office

Release Date: August 28, 1998 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- William H. Rost has been appointed senior director in the Office of University Development at the University at Buffalo.

Rost, formerly director of gift planning and campaign director for Briar Cliff College in Sioux City, Iowa, will be responsible for the university's school- and program-based major gift officers. He also will provide leadership and fund-raising counsel to the deans and to senior officers in the Division of Athletics, University Libraries and the Division of Public Service and Urban Affairs.

"Rost brings to UB a wealth of varied experience that will be valuable to the development team at a time when this activity has assumed significant growth and importance." said Ronald H. Stein, UB vice president for university advancement and development.

"UB will benefit substantially from Bill's 25 years' experience in higher education," Stein said. "He will be an essential leader in ensuring the success of our university-wide and school-based development efforts.

"Bill's professional experience, combined with his work as a teacher and coach, gives him unique insight into all aspects of university life, making him a valuable addition to our team." Prior to working at Briar Cliff, Rost was director of fund development at Chesapeake General Hospital in Virginia and established the hospital's first comprehensive fund-raising program, working in conjunction with the Chesapeake General Hospital Healthcare Foundation.

He also has served as associate director for capital support and director of regional campaign programs at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va., and as campaign associate and director of the Well House Society for the Indiana University Foundation.

He received a bachelor's degree in sociology and master's degree in physical education and administration, both from Indiana University at Bloomington.

Rost is an active participant and member of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and a charter associate at the Indiana University Center of Philanthropy.

He resides in Williamsville.