TESU names chief advancement officer, dean of School of Public Service

Thomas Edison State University has made a pair of leadership appointments, it announced this week.

Deb D’Arcangelo has been named chief advancement officer and vice president of the university’s foundation, while Malcolm K. Oliver has been named the next dean of the John S. Watson School of Public Service, the Trenton-based school said in a news release.

“I am pleased to have two highly talented and qualified individuals for these critical roles,” President Merodie A. Hancock said in a prepared statement. “As we head into our 50th anniversary in 2022, these two positions will join an outstanding TESU team as we prepare for the next 50 years of empowering adults, changing lives and building our workforce.”

In her new role, D’Arcangelo will help build relationships with individuals, corporations and foundations to enhance university support, while serving in the president’s cabinet as senior fundraiser and primary liaison to the foundation board, TESU said. She most recently was CEO for the Council for Relationships in Philadelphia.

Oliver, meanwhile, will lead the School of Public Service’s strategic direction, academic programming and community engagement, TESU Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Cynthia Baum said. He most recently was associate dean for the School of Graduate Studies at Excelsior College.