Regent University Welcomes Chris Lambert as Vice President for Advancement
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (September 1, 2020) – Dr. M.G. “Pat” Robertson, founder, chancellor & CEO of Regent University, announced today that the university has appointed Chris Lambert, J.D., CFRE, to the role of vice president for advancement.
In his new role, Lambert will provide leadership for services related to the advancement of Regent University and will be responsible for university-wide fund development efforts, including annual fund initiatives, corporate and foundation relations, planned and deferred giving, and special events. Lambert will supervise the departments of Advancement, Alumni Relations and Special Events.
“We are thrilled to welcome Mr. Lambert to the Regent family,” said Dr. Robertson. “Since 1978, Regent has been providing world-class, Christ-centered education, and I believe Mr. Lambert’s expertise in university advancement will bolster and strengthen the exceptional work of Regent University.”
Lambert has more than 23 years of experience in higher education fundraising and wealth planning. He served as vice president of advancement at Bethany College and interim vice president of philanthropy at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, overseeing all fundraising, alumni engagement, and advancement marketing for more than 150,000 alumni collectively.
Lambert holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Baltimore and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from Frostburg State University. He is a Certified Fundraising Executive and a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
“Following law school and having spent over a dozen years in wealth management and private banking, I yearned for something more,” Lambert said. “There was something bigger happening. God was moving.”
Regent University has a rich history of academic excellence across a broad curriculum. Central to these efforts is the mission to serve as a center of Christian thought and action to provide excellent education through a biblical perspective and global context equipping Christian leaders to change the world.
“It is my true honor to assist Regent University in meeting its advancement goals,” said Lambert. “What a privilege to help equip faculty, staff, and students with the resources they need to advance the mission of Christian Leadership to Change the World.”
Founded in 1977, Regent University has more than 11,000 students studying on its 70-acre campus in Virginia Beach, Va., and online around the world. The university offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from a Christian perspective in 135+ program areas including business, communication, the arts, divinity, education, government, law, leadership, nursing, healthcare, and psychology. Currently, Regent University is ranked among top national universities by U.S. News & World Report and is one of only 23 universities nationally to receive an “A” rating for its comprehensive liberal arts core curriculum.