Teresa A. Oxendine, a Pembroke native and 1997 UNCP graduate, has accepted the position of director of Donor Relations.
Ms. Oxendine, formerly director of the Office of Alumni Relations, began her service in the office of Donor Relations on July 15. She reports to Dr. Glen Burnette, Jr., Vice Chancellor of the Office of Advancement.
"We are excited to have Ms. Oxendine in this newly-titled position of director of Donor Relations," Dr. Burnette said. "The Office of Donor Relations is responsible for various fundraising activities and focuses on stewardship practices of current university donors."
The Office of Donor Relations designs, implements, and manages the university's central donor relations and stewardship program, including the Chancellor's Club, for the Office of Advancement. Ms. Oxendine is Executive Director for the Chancellor's Club.
The director sustains connections between the university and key constituents - donors, prospects, and leadership volunteers and provides the lead assistance in cultivation of present donors while supporting the university's fundraising mission.
"I had the opportunity to travel and meet many alumni and made numerous good friends during my tenure as alumni director," Ms. Oxendine said. "We have wonderful alumni who give of their time, talents, and treasures to support this university."
"The experience she gained in the Alumni Relations office makes her an excellent fit for this job," said Dr. Burnette in speaking about Ms. Oxendine's many qualifications for the new position.
Ms. Oxendine said the best part of her new position is working with the many donors, alumni, and friends of the university. "The constituent base whom I am working with is broader now, but my mission is the same as it was for the alumni - to keep them (donors) informed, involved, and close to the university."
For more information about the Office of Donor Relations or the Office of Advancement, please call 910.521.6213.