New Faces at the Top

University fills four key leadership positions

Embry-Riddle recently welcomed Sally Mason, Ph.D., as the newest member to its board of trustees, and three new executives to its senior administrative team.

Named to the Embry-Riddle Board in March, Mason served as the 20th president of the University of Iowa (UI) from 2007 to 2015. A president emerita of UI, Mason retired in 2016 as a tenured faculty member of the UI biology department. While there, she oversaw a historic era of campus transformation, including helping the university rebuild after catastrophic flooding in 2008 and spearheading the construction of a state-of-the-art children’s hospital, a biomedical discovery research center and a new residence hall.

“Dr. Mason is a visionary leader with deep knowledge of higher-education challenges and an exemplary track record for making good things happen,” says Embry-Riddle Board Chair Mori Hosseini (HonDoc ’13; ’78, ’79, ’82). “She will bring outstanding ideas and insights to the table.”

Senior Leadership

Three new executives also recently joined the university. Lon D. Moeller is now senior vice president for academic affairs and provost; Marc Archambault is senior vice president of philanthropy and alumni engagement; and Anne Broderick Botteri is vice president of marketing and communications.

“I feel fortunate to have such a talented team working with me. Each leader brings us both a wealth of experience in higher education and a fresh perspective on how we can provide the best possible experience to students,” says university President P. Barry Butler.

Moeller, a seasoned university administrator and professor with expertise in business ethics, conflict management and negotiations, will provide strategic leadership for academics and research at all three Embry-Riddle campuses.

Moeller was most recently associate provost for undergraduate education and dean of the University College at UI. He holds B.B.A., M.A., and J.D. degrees and has coauthored five books on such subjects as business ethics, conflict management, negotiations and leadership.

Archambault previously served as the president of the Western Kentucky University Foundation, where he managed an endowment of $70 million. With baccalaureate degrees in both English and physics, Archambault has worked for more than 17 years in foundation and higher education advancement.

Botteri comes to Embry-Riddle from the University of Central Florida Foundation, where she was associate vice president of advancement communications and donor relations. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in creative writing. With more than 25 years of experience in higher education leadership and communications, she is responsible for the strategic direction, coordination and implementation of Embry-Riddle’s brand, marketing initiatives and messaging to internal and external stakeholders.

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