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Tuskegee University has named Phillip Howard, a veteran higher education professional, as its new vice president for advancement. He begins his tenure with the university on Oct. 15.
In this capacity, Howard will provide innovative leadership and strategic vision for all aspects of the university’s advancement function, which includes annual and major giving, corporate and foundation relations, advancement services, alumni relations, and communications. He will report to President Lily D. McNair and serve as a member of the President’s Cabinet.
“I’m excited about the momentum Phillip Howard will bring to Tuskegee University and his service as our new vice president for advancement,” McNair said. “His demonstrated leadership in fundraising and campaign management — coupled with his keen attentiveness to building relationships with key stakeholders — will further our goals of increasing our engagement with alumni, donors, corporations and foundations.”
Howard has twice served as vice president for institutional advancement at his alma mater, Morehouse College. During his tenure there, which collectively spanned 16-plus years, the college exceeded its $118 million Campaign for a New Century goal by nearly 10% — due in part to record-setting corporate and foundation giving. He also helped double its alumni giving rate to 32% and secured the single-largest gift in the college’s history — a $32 million contribution in support of Morehouse’s Martin Luther King Jr. Collection.
Prior to Morehouse College, Howard served in a variety of finance and strategic roles with corporate sector leaders like Delta Airlines and JPMorgan Chase.
In addition to a bachelor’s degree in business with a concentration in finance from Morehouse, Howard holds a master’s of management degree from the Kellogg School of Management, as well as a certificate in analytics from Emory University. Outside his professional activities, Howard is an avid traveler, voracious reader and budding novelist.
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