Ben Broussard joined the University of Colorado in October 2017 as Assistant Vice Chancellor of Advancement and Associate Athletic Director,overseeing all aspects of the Buff Club, the athletic department’s fundraising arm.
He has presented multiple times at national conferences, including the Southeastern, Big 12, NAADD (National Association of Athletic Development Directors) and CASE Louisiana conferences. He has been on NAADD’s executive committee since 2015.
As vice president for development at Louisiana State Univeristy, Broussard accomplished several major goals, including developing and implementing a marketing and sales strategy that led to the sale of over $45 million in premium seat inventory; executing a strategy that raised over $90 million philanthropically from 2014-17 for the needs of LSU; cultivating the relationship to secure a $40 million planned gift for the benefit of LSU Engineering and LSU Athletics; designing and executing the Preservation of Tiger Stadium campaign to raise over $12 million to refurbish, repair and improve LSU’s legendary football home; and implementing a plan that led to his team raising over $12 million for the construction of a state of the art nutrition center for student-athletes in 18 months.
Prior to his last post at LSU, Broussard served as its director of development from 2006 to 2010, and as a development officer from 2004 to 2006.
Broussard graduated from LSU with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology in 1999 and earned his masters of science degree in 2001. As a student at LSU, he was a member of the school’s club rugby team.
Broussard is from Lafayette, La., and graduated from Acadiana (La.) High School, where he lettered in both basketball and baseball. His hobbies include playing golf, the outdoors and old cars. A member of the U.S. Marine Corps, he is a board member for the Make-A-Wish Foundation for Texas/Louisiana. He is married to the former Dana Russo, and the couple have three children, sons Jude and Evan and daughter Evie.