Grambling State engages Parker Executive in Advancement VP Search

Press release

Grambling State University has announced that it has engaged the services of Parker Executive Search to collaborate in the search for a Vice President of Advancement.

Parker Executive Search will assist GSU in the search process to successfully identify and recruit the most qualified candidates. The Atlanta-based firm will be responsible for the development of position specifications in coordination with GSU; original research and candidate identification throughout the search process; marketing and advertising of the position, assessment, and advisement throughout the search process, and reference and background checks.

Marc A. Newman left Grambling State for a fundraising and development position at Albion University. During his tenure at GSU, Newman worked to increase alumni giving by 255%, created over 70 new scholarships and endowments, and developed a new athletic sponsorship platform. He was also instrumental in the organization and the creation of the Doug Williams Center for the Study of Race and Politics in Sports.

“Mr. Newman brought a wealth of experience to his role at Grambling State University and his expertise in development has truly helped us advance as an institution,” said GSU President Rick Gallot. “He launched new initiatives that helped take Grambling to the next level in fundraising and we are grateful for his impactful contributions.”

Collaborating with Parker Executive Search, GSU plans to conduct the search over the summer with a hire in place by early fall.

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