DIRECTOR OF ALUMNI RELATIONS AND DEVELOPMENT FOR THE SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES
Director of Alumni Affairs offering 20 years of outstanding presentation, communication and cross-cultural team management skills. High-energy, results-oriented leader with the ability to lead fundraising efforts, manage recruiting campaigns and supervise university programs. Experienced in the creation and supervision of Alumni Affairs and Development programs that expand University growth and achieve above satisfactory results.
Successfully led re-establishment of Nursing Alumni to provide
financial support to the Nursing Department, via an annual Homecoming
Banquet, which has generated over $7000 in scholarships for nursing
Since 2008, successfully increased alumni, faculty and staff
giving to SOHS by 2000%
Fostered relationships with alumni, faculty, staff and friends
which allows for an annual donation of over $25,000 towards scholarships
for students and departmental support.
Successfully led alumnae team in the planning and
coordination of special events to support the fundraising program,
including annual class reunions and receptions.
Worked with Comptroller and Director of
Development to implement a more streamlined fiscal reporting system to
report status of endowed scholarships to donors, including an annual
update on investments.
Successfully reorganized the Pre-Alumnae Council.
Director of Alumni Relations and Development for the School of Health Sciences 09/2008 to CurrentWinston Salem UniversityWinston Salem, NC
Reporting to the Dean of
SOHS, with secondary (dotted line) reporting to the Vice Chancellor of
University Advancement/Executive Director of the WSSU Foundation, chiefly
responsible to lead the planning, implementation and evaluation of the SOHS
development strategy for major gifts, annual solicitations, research on
prospective donors and advancement operations based on funding priorities of
SOHS. Work closely with the General Alumni Association of WSSU, arranging meetings, staffing its committees and ensuring strong and productive relationships between its members and the academic and administrative leadership. Plan, implement and promote alumni programs that support the Institute's strategic plan as well as the goals of the Campaign in collaboration with colleagues within the Office of Institutional Advancement, the Provost's Office and throughout the schools. Create accurate and complete alumni database records; capture contact, biographical and career information of alumni via surveys, projects (e.g. alumni directory), correspondence, website, postal returns, etc. Establish and build relationships with a wide range of alumni, locally, regionally, nationally and internationally; maintain regular communication with alumni via direct contact, email blasts, alumni web pages, and print publications. Educate graduating students about alumni benefits and engage them in programs. Collaborate closely with development colleagues in increasing support from alumni; routinely identify and qualify alumni prospects for gifts; communicate development-related activities via written contact reports filed.
Director of Alumnae Affairs10/2006 to 05/2008 Bennett College for WomenGreensboro, NCReporting to the Vice President of Institutional
Advancement, was chiefly responsible for: cultivating and broadening alumnae
interest and support for the college; managing the alumnae annual fund
campaign; establishing alumnae chapters and supporting their events;
coordinating National Alumnae Association events and activities. Assist with the reactivation of dormant chapters. Manage processes to assist admissions with identifying alumnae legacy opportunities. Engage the community and local officials in developing lasting partnerships. Assist with spearheading a revamp of alumnae association policies and procedures. Strengthened alumnae communications and increased alumnae participation by 25%.
Coordinator of Counseling & Mentoring for the Freshman Year Experience Program (FYE) Director of Stu01/2006 to 10/2015Voorhees UniversityDenmark, SCReporting to the Vice
President for Student Affairs, chiefly focused on relationship building with students
in order to ensure persistence and graduation from Voorhees College. Positions
involved recruiting and supervising student peer/tutor/mentors (for FYE) in
addition to working with a staff of three (3) to provide leadership strategies
for student life activities. Managed four areas of student life: student
activities, student organizations, Greeks and the campus center; coordinated
summer orientation program; designed and conducted seminars for freshmen;
coordinated needs assessment profiles for all new students; and assisted the
Vice President for Student Affairs with campus judicial system. Served as
advisor to sophomore class, Student Government Association and college queen;
served as a member of the college's proposal development team; taught College
Dynamics (freshman orientation and success strategies).
Bachelor of Science: Interdisciplinary StudiesBennett CollegeGreensboro, NC