Toby Arquette

Toby Arquette, PhD

Vice President for Strategic Growth, Marketing, and Digital Transformation

Toby Arquette currently serves as vice president for Strategic Growth, Marketing, and Digital Transformation and is a member of the President's Cabinet.

Dr. Arquette joined St. Ambrose in 2022 as the vice president for Communications and Marketing after having served in multiple roles over 15-years at Aurora University including as dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Business, dean of the Dunham School of Business & Public Policy, chair of the Department of Communication, and director of the University Honors Program. As a tenured faculty member, Arquette served as the Faculty Senate Chair at Aurora. Arquette is a member of the Higher Learning Commission's institutional accreditation Peer Corp.

Arquette completed his BA in Economics at Wayne State University and MA in Communication Studies from Baylor University before earning a PhD in Communication from Northwestern University. Prior to entering higher education, Arquette worked in the private sector at a marketing agency in client and account management. Arquette's areas of expertise are enrollment management, strategic planning and growth, new academic program innovation, digital communication and technological infrastructure, integrated marketing communication, and consumer insights and analytics. 

Dr. Arquette also holds faculty rank as a professor.

Education and Training

  • PhD, Northwestern University, Communication
  • MA, Baylor University, Communication Studies
  • BA, Wayne State University, Economics

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