Charlotte Parks joins Roanoke as VP of Resource Development

Salem, VA - President Michael Maxey announces the appointment of Charlotte Parks as Vice President of Resource Development. Parks will oversee the college's advancement efforts including alumni and parent programs, and church relations.

Parks is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. She earned a master's in education from Bowling Green State University before returning to her Alma Mater. Parks worked at Rhodes for more than 15 years and held several positions there in admissions, alumni affairs and in resource development before she became the Associate Dean of College Advancement. She completed a successful $152 million campaign and supervised a staff that reached 50 percent alumni participation.

She later moved to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for three years, where she was the Associate Dean for External Affairs for the School of Public Health and served as the Executive Director of the UNC School of Public Health Foundation. Under her leadership, the School of Public Health passed its $100 million campaign goal as part of the $2.38 billion Carolina First Campaign.

Parks comes to the College from The Hill Center in Durham, North Carolina, where she was the Chief Development Officer.

Roanoke College, an independent, co-educational, four-year liberal arts college in Salem, Virginia, combines firsthand learning with valuable personal connections in a classic, undergraduate setting. Roanoke prepares students for their futures through its commitment to providing a true classic college experience. Roanoke is one of just 276 colleges nationwide with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious honor society. The Princeton Review names Roanoke as one of the "best in the Southeast."

For additional information, call the Roanoke College Public Relations Office at (540) 375-2282.

Released: September 17, 2008
Contact Name: Public Relations
Contact Phone: (540) 375-2282
Contact Email: gereaux@roanoke.edu