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Roland Carter named new senior development specialist

March 15, 2012

A fundraising specialist with more than 20 years of experience has been hired by University of Wisconsin-Stout.

Roland Carter will begin his duties as senior development specialist Monday, April 2.

Carter will be responsible for securing major financial gifts to UW-Stout’s four colleges, departments and programs. Internally, he will work closely with Chancellor Charles W. Sorensen, deans of the colleges, faculty, staff and the Stout University Foundation. Externally, he will work with alumni, university friends, corporations and foundations.

“We are delighted to have Roland Carter joining our development team and specializing in major gift fund development,” said Mark Parsons, vice chancellor for University Advancement and Marketing.

“Roland has comprehensive career experience in fundraising, and I am confident will be able to step in and immediately begin to have an impact moving our major gift program to a new level,” Parsons said.

Carter is leaving a similar position at UW-Platteville, where he worked from 2010 to present assisting the director of Sponsored Programs in the expansion of their grant services and increasing the university's proposal submissions. He also worked closely with faculty and staff to develop multiple grant applications while supporting the university's foundation in its solicitation efforts.

He was director of grants and contracts at County Housing, Education and Community Services in Greenville, Miss., from 2000-10; and grants and contracts specialist for the South Central Conference in Nashville, Tenn., where he assisted numerous secondary schools and Oakwood College in its development efforts, from 1994-2000.

Carter has a bachelor’s degree in history from Oakwood College, Huntsville, Ala., and is certified in grants management.

“Roland has great enthusiasm and passion for development and for building a positive relationship with alumni, donors, faculty and staff and thus will be a great fit with our team,” Parsons said.

For more information or to reach Carter starting April 2, contact Stout University Foundation at Louis Smith Tainter House, 320 S. Broadway St., 715-232-5015 or go to http://www.uwstout.edu/foundation.

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