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JCSU announces Tami B. Simmons as new vice president of Institutional Advancement

Charlotte, N.C./Sept. 21, 2017--Johnson C. Smith University is pleased to announce the appointment of Tami B. Simmons as vice president of Institutional Advancement. Simmons, a member of JCSU’s Board of Trustees, serves as executive director of Susan G. Komen Charlotte having joined the organization in 2012. She will assume her new role at the University on Oct. 18, 2017, to head the areas of fundraising and development, communications and marketing, and alumni relations. Ms. Simmons will resign from the JCSU Board of Trustees at the end of September.

“I am thrilled to welcome Ms. Simmons,” said JCSU President Ronald L. Carter. “Given her demonstrated experience in securing both private and corporate philanthropic support, executing foundation strategies, and designing and implementing comprehensive institutional advancement programs, Tami will ensure that the strategic direction we have set for fundraising, alumni relations, development, and marketing and communication activities will continue without interruption.”

Simmons comes to JCSU with a wealth of experience. Previously, she spent five years at Susan G. Komen Charlotte and 19 with Wells Fargo, leaving as senior vice president and director of corporate philanthropy for the Eastern United States.

“I have always been impressed with the work of Johnson C. Smith University and very aware of the University’s importance to Charlotte and the Southeast region,” Simmons said. “JCSU has a history of being at the forefront of innovations in higher education, and it represents the best of intellectual rigor, applied research, arts and culture, and social responsibility. Johnson C. Smith University’s future is bright as it continues to educate students who become leaders in every field of human endeavor. I am honored to add my service to advancing the mission of this great institution. As a proud graduate of two outstanding HBCUs, I bring great respect for the traditions of HBCUs to my work as I collaborate with donors, alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends of the University.”

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