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Vice President for University Advancement

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Tallahassee, Florida
Posted Date
Apr 24, 2023

Vice President for University Advancement

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University seeks an outstanding leader to serve as its next Vice President for University Advancement. Reporting directly to the President, the VPUA serves as a key member of the presidential leadership team and is responsible for moving the FAMU’s Advancement program forward to achieve the university's strategic priorities and goals. 

The Vice President for University Advancement will be a collaborative, transparent, strategic, and inclusive leader; an outstanding relationship builder; and a passionate advocate for FAMU’s storied legacy and its ambitious goals for the future. They will be enthusiastic about fundraising and alumni engagement and the opportunity to serve as a critical leader in helping to shape the future of FAMU as it seeks to have greater regional, national, and global impact. 

FAMU is on a march to become recognized among the Top 100 National Universities in the

US News and World Reports rankings of the Best Colleges in America and is currently # 104. For the fourth consecutive year, FAMU has been listed as the Top Public HBCU in the Report, and hosts 23- degree programs ranked in the Top 10. 

Founded October 3, 1887, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University is a public, historically Black university located in Tallahassee, Florida. What distinguishes FAMU from other universities is its legacy of providing access to a high-quality, affordable education with programs and services that guide students toward successfully achieving their dreams. FAMU is part of the State University System of Florida and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

University Advancement

The University Advancement team of 28 members supports and advances FAMU by connecting alumni and donors to their passions. It achieves this mission by wholeheartedly embracing the values of inclusion, integrity, respect, service, and social justice; ensuring transparency and accountability; and continually striving to create an inclusive and equitable environment where the unique contributions of each individual are celebrated. In partnership with FAMU’s alumni and donors, it invests in the FAMU community with integrity and an ethical code of conduct and in ways that fulfill the promise to create opportunity for all in higher education.

The VPUA provides leadership and direction for approximately 30 full-time employees, including 6 direct reports and oversees multiple budgets totaling $5.8 for FY 22. University Advancement’s efforts have resulted in the following achievements in net private support:

FY 22: $24.6 million
FY 21: $13.7 million
FY 20: 6.3 million

A complete Position Profile may be found at:

Applications, Nominations and Expressions of Interest

To apply for the Vice President for University Advancement position, candidates are requested to submit the following:

  • a resume or curriculum vitae;
  • a letter of interest that addresses the leadership opportunities in the profile; and
  • contact information for four references (to be contacted with candidate’s permission at a later date).

Application materials and nominations (MS Word or PDF) should be sent electronically to: by June 1, 2023, for best consideration. The search will remain open until an appointment is made.

Nominations and expressions of interest in the Vice President for University Advancement position are encouraged. Please direct them to or to the AGB search consultants listed below:

Kim Bobby, Principal, AGB Search,
(253) 861-7738

James Lanier, Senior Executive Consultant, AGB Search,
(202) 580-5194


Office of Equal Opportunity Programs is responsible for ensuring that employment at the University, as prohibited by state and federal statues, continues to be on the basis of qualification without regard to race, religion, color, age, sexual harassment, sex, disability, national origin and veteran status.

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