Jenn Smola, Campus Editor

Miami University has announced Tom Herbert as its new vice president of university advancement.

According to Claire Wagner, associate director of university communications, Herbert was selected following an extensive search for the position.

“A national search was done,” Wagner said. “Tom Herbert was the favorite candidate coming out of that.”

Working in university advancement, Herbert’s job deals largely with alumni relations, fundraising for the university, donor relations, and maintaining alumni data, Wagner said.

According to Wagner, Herbert’s qualifications encouraged the university he was right for the position.

“He’s got good experience in higher education,” Wagner said.

Herbert will replace interim vice president of university advancement Brad Bundy and will start his position Oct. 1.