We recently caught up with Matthew Lambert, VP for University Advancement at William & Mary. Engaging students, alumni, parents and friends, corporations and foundations, and faculty and staff, is critical to William & Mary’s future. Matthew and his team in University Advancement strive to foster lifelong relationships among all constituents. William & Mary’s ability to flourish and advance as a world-class university depends largely upon the active support of these key stakeholders.
Matthew is one of the most respected leaders in our field, he and his colleagues have delivered incredible results and contributed so much as an author. We cover everything from Matthew’s first job as a member of the elite Oscar Mayer Wiener hotdogging team to his book, Privatization and the Public Good: Public Universities in the Balance.
VP for University Advancement
William & Mary
As vice president for University Advancement, Matthew T. Lambert ’99 oversees all William & Mary efforts related to alumni engagement, private fundraising and philanthropic outreach, university marketing and alumni communications. Under Dr. Lambert’s direction, University Advancement’s overarching goal is to create a lasting, robust culture of engagement and philanthropy among the greater William & Mary community.
A graduate of William & Mary with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology, Lambert earned a master’s degree from The Ohio State University, and a doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to returning to William & Mary in 2013 as the vice president for university development, he was associate vice president in Georgetown University’s Office of Advancement. In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, he is active in public policy research and scholarship and is the author of the book Privatization and the Public Good: Public Universities in the Balance (Harvard Education Press) and co-editor of Advancing Higher Education: New Strategies for Fundraising, Philanthropy, and Engagement (Rowman & Littlefield). Lambert and his wife, Karen Silverberg Lambert ’98, live in Williamsburg with their two sons, William and Harrison.