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University Advancement consists of the following offices:

John Blohm, University of Louisiana Foundation CEO and Vice President for University Advancement

John Blohm is the CEO of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Foundation and vice president for University Advancement.

His core responsibilities consist of working closely with Dr. Joseph Savoie, UL Lafayette president, on community initiatives and opportunities; providing executive leadership for University Advancement; guiding the UL Lafayette Foundation Board of Trustees on governance and fiscal responsibilities; managing the overall operations of the Foundation, including its endowment; and planning, executing and managing University-wide fundraising initiatives.

His previous appointments include vice president for Development and Alumni Relations at Virginia Commonwealth University, vice chancellor of Advancement at the University of Arkansas for Medical Science and senior associate vice president of Development for the Woodruff Health Sciences Center of Emory University.

Contact:
jib@louisiana.edu
(337) 482-0911

Martha Marse, Executive Assistant

Martha coordinates all administrative functions for the office of the Vice President for University Advancement. She serves as a liaison between the Vice President and all employees within the University Advancement area. She is a graduate of UL Lafayette, having earned a degree in Office Administration. She has been employed on campus for 23 years. She is married to Michael Marse, '76, and they have three daughters, all of whom are also UL Lafayette graduates.  

Contact:
mmarse@louisiana.edu
(337) 482-0911