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April L. Moreton, Ph.D., CFRE

Vice President for Institutional Advancement

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Riley Hall, R1613
3003 Snelling Ave North
St. Paul, MN 55113


Dr. April Moreton was appointed Vice President for Institutional Advancement in February 2019. She oversees development, alumni and parent engagement, advancement services, the Northwestern Fund and marketing and communications. Dr. Moreton also serves as President of the Northwestern Foundation and is a member of the President’s Senior Leadership Team. Prior to her appointment, she led various fundraising efforts for University Advancement at John Brown University (JBU) in Siloam Springs, Arkansas and served as Research Analyst at Dallas Baptist University (DBU), Dallas, Texas.

While at JBU, Dr. Moreton was part of an award-winning fundraising team, successfully completing an historic capital campaign ahead of schedule and $18 million over goal. At the time of Dr. Moreton’s transition to Northwestern, she was in the final year of a second capital campaign on schedule for successful completion. She also served as an adjunct instructor and thesis advisor in JBU’s graduate MBA and Higher Education programs.

Moreton received her undergraduate degree in Vocal Performance from Texas Christian University, Master of Arts in Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of North Texas.

Dr. Moreton is a certified fundraising executive achieving and maintaining Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) status, as well as Crisis Communication Certification from Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). She serves on the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) Commission for Chief Institutional Advancement Officers. In 2014, Moreton was awarded Faculty Star from CASE District IV for her presentation “When Students Say Thanks.”

Moreton and her husband, Sam, are the proud parents of Asher, Ava, Brock, and Scarlett.

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