The search for the new vice president of advancement will continue as long as needed to find the right person after Phil Boone left the position this summer, said Dr. Phil Schubert, president of the university.
Boone, former vice president of advancement, assumed the position in 2010 when Schubert first became president.
“We’ve had some of the best years in ACU fundraising history with Phil,” Schubert said. “I think that’s a reflection of his work ethic and professionalism and how he relates to people. He left a tremendous positive impact on ACU.”
Boone and his wife moved to Dallas where he will oversee HLHoldings for former trustee and University Council member Holt Lunsford ( ’85) and his family.
Billie Currey, director of advancement strategies, has been appointed interim vice president of advancement until a permanent candidate is chosen.
Schubert is heading the search and has begun conversations with potential candidates.
A formal search committee will not be formed, but several people will be involved to help determine the best candidates for the position, Schubert said.
“If it takes a week, a month, a year – we’ll take however long to find the right person for this position.”