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Bill O'Donnell ~ Interim Vice President for Advancement

Bill ODonnellMost recently Bill served as an Executive Consultant to Butler University's Provost, where he managed several projects related to the Dean transition in the Butler College of Business. Bill formerly served as Director of Graduate Programs for the College of Business. In that role he was responsible for the schools MBA and MPAcc Programs. In addition, Bill is a lecturer in the MBA Leadership concentration, and a consultant with Butler's Corporate & Executive Education organization and the Butler Business Consulting Group. In those roles he works with organizations in the areas of leadership assessment and development, leadership and business coaching, employee engagement, executive team building, as well as human resource and organizational strategy.

Prior to joining Butler in 2006, Bill spent over 30 years in various Human Resource leadership roles, including 25 years with Mercer Consulting where, as a Worldwide Partner, his duties included heading the Global Human Capital initiative. He also spent 4 years as ATA Airlines Senior Vice president of Human Resources, joining ATA immediately before September 11th.

Bill has his undergraduate degree in Economics from Purdue University and his Master of Arts in Organizational Development and Leadership from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul Minnesota.