Office of Institutional Advancement


The Office of Institutional Advancement promotes the relationships and engagement of individuals who support the mission and FORWARD Vision of Philander Smith College and who are seeking ways to support the advancement of PSC. The Office of Institutional Advancement concentrates its efforts on increasing private and public resources to the College, promoting PSC brand of academic excellence through consistent communications, marketing and public relations, and engaging PSC alumni in leadership and service to the institution.

The Office of Institutional Advancement is comprised of the Development Office, the Alumni Relations Office, the Office of Marketing and Public Relations, and the Event Planning Office.


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Charles King

Vice President for Institutional Advancement


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Kevin Cooper

Director of Development



Brenda Hatton-Ficklin

Director of Alumni Relations


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Jennelle Primm

Director of Marketing and Public Relations


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Mary Wheeler

Advancement Services Analyst


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Carmen Parks

Event Coordinator


To make your gift or learn how you can support Philander Smith College contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 501-370-5268.