CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard Varsity Club Board and Bob Scalise, The John D. Nichols '53 Family Director of Athletics, are pleased to announce the endowment of The Broadbent Family Executive Director of the Harvard Varsity Club in Honor of William S. Broadbent, Jr. '06.
Named in honor of William S. Broadbent, Jr. ’06, a former captain of the Harvard men’s squash team, this endowment will ensure that the Harvard Varsity Club is able to preserve the traditions, foster the ideals, and advance the interests of Harvard Athletics, as it has done since its founding in 1886. It is the 22nd endowed position within Harvard Athletics.
“Thanks to the generosity of Bill and Camille Broadbent, we acknowledge Bob Glatz ’88 for his 19 years of service and honor him today with this endowed position,” Scalise stated. “Bob has provided excellent leadership for our community of alumni and student-athletes and I’m delighted he will now be known as The Broadbent Family Executive Director of the Harvard Varsity Club.”
The Executive Director of the Harvard Varsity Club plays an important role for Harvard Athletics as the guiding force behind a vibrant community of over 25,000 current and former Harvard student-athletes. Among its many services offered, the Harvard Varsity Club provides support for each of Harvard Athletics’ Friends groups, offers career networking and career services to current student-athletes, and helps preserve the traditions of Harvard Athletics through the H Book series, the Senior Letterwinners’ Dinner, and the Harvard Varsity Club Hall of Fame.
Will Broadbent graduated from Harvard in 2006 as one of the most decorated student-athletes in Harvard squash history. A four-time first team All-American and first team All-Ivy League selection, Broadbent helped the Crimson to three-straight Ivy League titles from 2004-06 and was the 2004 College Squash Association national runner-up. During his time in Cambridge he was also a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, was the recipient of the 2006 John P. Reardon ’60 Men’s Award, was twice named team MVP (2003, 2004), and was named Academic All-Ivy League in 2006.
A 12-time junior national squash champion prior to enrolling at Harvard, Broadbent also holds a master’s degree (M. St.) in Modern History from Oxford University and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.
True to Harvard Athletics’ mission, the Broadbents are strong believers that athletics play an important role in the overall education process. It is the hope that the Broadbent’s generous gift will allow the Harvard Varsity Club and Harvard Athletics to continue to develop future leaders in all areas of society.