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.


32nd Annual Tougaloo College

Business Luncheon

“Public and Private Partnerships: Celebrating Excellence and Transformative Impact”



          The 33rd Annual Business Luncheon

          February 18, 2021


For sponsorship and ticket information, call the Office of Institutional Advancement at 601-977-7871.

Click Here For Business Luncheon History


2018-2019 Tougaloo Magazine


►    Critical Conversations on Social Justice and Racial Equity    32

►    County Line Road Expansion: $16.5M Project to Impact Economic Development at Tougaloo College    34

►    Mississippi Civil Rights Museum: Tougaloo's Impact on MS History    38

►    Impacting the World: Tougalooians Walking in Assignment    42

Cover: Tougaloo College "The Beacon of Light" - shining a light on the people, legacies, traditions, and milestones that have made it the institution it is today.


Contact Information

We are here to help you. Feel free to call, email, visit, or write the Office of Institutional Advancement.

Mailing Address:
Tougaloo College
Office of Institutional Advancement
500 West County Line Road
Tougaloo, MS 39174

Campus Location:
Blackmon Building


Sandra Hodge
Vice President of Institutional Advancement
Blackmon Building

Evonna N. Lucas
Director of Annual Giving
Blackmon Building

Sanette Langston
Director of Development
Blackmon Building
Cynthia Azogini
Scholarship Coordinator, Donor funds
Blackmon Building
Connie White
Office Manager
Alumni House

Doris Griffith Bridgeman
Director of Alumni Affairs
Alumni House

Luticia S. Scott
Director of Advancement Services
Alumni House

Pamela Mitchell
Gift Entry Coordinator
Blackmon Building

Director for Communications and External Relations
  (601) 977-7870

Kathleene Quinn
Communications Specialist/Staff Writer
  (601) 977-7904

D’Cory Owens
Digital Media Specialist
(601) 977-7889