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Vice President for Advancement


Will Smallwood is Cedarville’s new Vice President for Advancement. The Cedarville University Board of Trustees approved him for this role during their traditional homecoming weekend meeting.

Will is leading the University’s One Thousand Days Transformed: The Campaign for Cedarville, which was announced at homecoming weekend. The $125 million dollar campaign, the largest in school history, already has commitments of more than $95 million. This comprehensive campaign will transform the university’s facilities, campus experience, affordability, and long-term sustainability.

Will is no stranger to multi-million dollar fundraising efforts. During his days as Senior Vice President for Advancement and University Relations for Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU), he spearheaded a five-year $42 million campaign, which was realized a year earlier than projected.

Will leads with humility and kindness, realizing any gift to Cedarville is truly a work of God in the hearts of friends and alumni of the University. He is glad to serve in the role God has provided to impact the lives of students and the long-term health and thriving of Cedarville.

“I have long observed the excellence of Cedarville at every level, from the administration to faculty and staff and its outstanding student body,” he shared with Cedarville public relations earlier this year. “There is also a rich history of generous and faithful support from alumni and friends committed to preparing students who will honor the Lord with their careers and bring Gospel intentionality into all aspects of their lives. To play a small role in this worthy and crucial mission is an incredible blessing.”

The One Thousand Days Transformed: The Campaign for Cedarville includes an athletic and academic expansion, the Scharnberg Business Center, and a new welcome center and academic home for several of Cedarville’s outstanding academic departments.

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