“I chose to join Silver Lake College because I believe in the strategic vision of Dr. Chris Domes. I’m inspired by what the new college president is doing,” Barbeau said.
“He has found faculty and staff who are enthusiastic and engaged in his new vision," Barbeau added. "He has the full support and backing of the Board of Directors. I want to help Dr. Domes transform the college and make a difference in the lives of our students.”
Dr. Domes is pleased to have Barbeau on the Silver Lake College team.
"He’s an experienced professional," Dr. Domes said. "His experience will add a lot as we position Silver Lake College as a leader in higher education in the Lakeshore."
Barbeau, a Canadian native who considers Wisconsin his home, has more than 20 years of combined experience in development, non-profit management and marketing. In his new position, he will oversee the strategic fundraising initiative of the college and focus on enhancing alumni relations and engagement endeavors while developing a cohesive communications plan.
Most recently, he was Vice President of Advancement for Up with People in Denver, Colo. Up with People is a global education organization that aims to bring the world together through service and music.
Barbeau received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Carroll College in Waukesha, Wis., where he began his development career. While at Carroll, he was credited for having secured the largest gift in that institution’s history.
Previously, he was Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Lake Erie College in Painesville, Ohio, and Vice President of Institutional Advancement for Northland College in Ashland, Wis.
Silver Lake College is a four-year, private, liberal arts college in Manitowoc, Wis., founded on the Catholic Franciscan tradition.