CAL MARITIME NAMES NEW VP FOR UNIVERSITY ADVANCEMENT
(VALLEJO, California – June 4, 2015) – Robert Arp has been named California State University Maritime Academy's new Vice President for University Advancement. Arp comes to Cal Maritime with more than 25 years in higher education and healthcare fund development, most recently as the vice president for development at MedStar Harbor Hospital in Baltimore where he established the first system-wide, comprehensive fundraising plan.
Prior to MedStar, Arp worked for more than 12 years in legal education as the chief advancement officer for the Penn State Dickinson School of Law and Whittier Law School. He is also a Captain in the United States Navy Reserve. Since September 11, 2001, Captain Arp has been mobilized three times to support Operation Noble Eagle and Operation Enduring Freedom. He was also recalled to three years of active duty to serve on the Navy staff in the Pentagon.
Arp graduated from UCLA in 1981 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and history, and he obtained his Juris Doctor from Whittier Law School in 1994.
Arp's appointment begins on June 24. He succeeds Beverly Byl, who is retiring June 30 after three-and-a-half years at Cal Maritime and three decades in educational fundraising.