In keeping with Tougaloo College’s institutional goals to redesign and restructure its programs, personnel and functions to become a more efficient and effective twenty-first century institution, the Office of Institutional Advancement (OIA) facilitates the understanding, participation, and support of Tougaloo College’s students, faculty, alumni, trustees, parents, friends, corporations, foundations, legislators and others who have an interest in the promoting and supporting the College. The division, through its departments, staff, and volunteers, represents the University with the highest standards of excellence in education and service to a variety of publics.
The Office of Institutional Advancement promotes leadership and involvement among individuals who support the mission and goals of Tougaloo College and are willing to volunteer to advance the university. The Office of Institutional Advancement concentrates its efforts on improving private resource development for the University thus enhancing the quality of the learning experiences.
Inherent in the mission of the Office of Institutional Advancement is a commitment by its personnel to be responsive to the various constituencies served by Tougaloo College. In particular, emphasis is placed on professional, courteous, and responsive behavior toward students, parents, alumni, trustees, friends, corporations, foundations and other organizations upon whom Tougaloo College depends for support.
The Office of Institutional Advancement carries out its mission through the following operating units:
- Advancement Services - this unit maintains an accurate database of alumni, constituents, and friends so that they can receive invitations to events as well as the Tougaloo College News magazine and other publications. The Office provides research on corporations, foundations, and individuals able to assist Tougaloo College in meeting its institutional mission, vision, goals, and objectives. In addition, Advancement Services is responsible for donor relations and stewardship, special event planning, and for the timely recording, receipting and acknowledging of gifts to Tougaloo College.
- Alumni Affairs – this unit supports the institutional mission, vision, goals and priorities; fosters a spirit of cooperation, communication and fellowship among alumni to provide alumni benefits, programs and opportunities through a continued affiliation with Tougaloo College; and to increase participation of alumni in the planned giving programs. The Office of Alumni Affairs works closely with the Office of Enrollment Management to attain the College’s student enrollment goals. In addition, the Office of Alumni Affairs provides administrative support services for the Tougaloo College National Alumni Association.
- Communications and Public Affairs – enhances the image, reputation and visibility of the College within the community locally and nationally. Its mission is to generate effective and comprehensive communication to the various constituents and public concerning Tougaloo College’s accomplishments, events, support needs and resources while developing and implementing new communication vehicles that support the vision and mission of Tougaloo College.
- Development/Fund Raising – Development acquires funding – primarily from foundations, corporations, friends and alumni to ensure that Tougaloo College has the financial resources to carry out its mission and vision effectively and consistent with the determined fundraising priorities of the Board of Trustees, the President, and Vice President for Institutional Advancement. Development works to increase operating revenues, the College endowment, and funding for the comprehensive campaign project.
Office of Institutional Advancement Staff
Delores Bolden Stamps, Ph.D.
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
(601) 977-7871 office
(601) 977-4492 fax
Sandra A.M. Bowie, MPA
Assistant Vice President for Institutional Advancement
(601) 977-7899 office
(601) 977-4492 fax
Eleanor P. Jones
Senior Administrative Assistant to the Vice President
Patricia W. Johnson
Special Assistant to the Vice President
Doris Griffith Bridgeman '69
Director of Alumni Affairs
Alumni House, First Floor
Dexter J. Robinson, M.S.M. '91
Assistant Director for Alumni Relations
Alumni House, First Floor
Danny Lee Jones
Director of External Relations
Sanette Langston-Smith, M.S.M. '98
Director of Advancement Services