CASE for Excellence

He’s run six successful multi-million dollar campaigns, infused alumni with energy and enthusiasm, and strengthened marketing efforts everywhere he has been.

Despite tumultuous changes in higher education, Robert M. Beagle, vice president for University Advancement, has been successful in these fund raising, alumni relations, and marketing efforts for 30 years.

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education recognized Beagle for these accomplishments by presenting him its Quarter Century Circle Award during ceremonies in Boston this winter. The Council is a professional association serving educational institutions and the advancement professionals who work on their behalf in alumni relations, communications, development, marketing and allied areas.

“The field of advancement is all about the people,” said Beagle, who has been at URI since 1991. “Success in this field is always related to the people with whom you surround yourself, whether they be staff or volunteers. I’ve been lucky to have hired many good people and have worked hard to retain those people.”