Chantal Champagne came to Hunter with nearly two decades of top leadership experience in higher education fundraising, alumni and donor relations, volunteer engagement, strategic planning and organizational change management.
Prior to joining Hunter, she spent 17 years at Ivy League universities—first at Cornell, where she oversaw donor relations, and then at Brown, where she was executive director of Donor Relations and Volunteer Engagement. Among her many achievements at Brown was the transformation and expansion of the university’s donor-communications and volunteer-engagement programs. As a member of a senior leadership team, she also played a key role in the planning and implementation of Brown’s $3 billion fundraising campaign. And at both Cornell and Brown, as the schools respectively turned 150 and 250, she conceived and oversaw vital components of yearlong anniversary events and initiatives.
After graduating from Université Laval in her hometown of Québec City, Champagne pursued a successful career in the biological sciences. She holds advanced degrees in molecular and cellular biology from Université Laval and the California Institute of Technology.