Waterkotte to lead Advancement
K. Waterkotte has been hired as Vice Chancellor for the Office of Advancement
to lead fund-raising and alumni activities at The University of North
Carolina at Pembroke.
With 25 years of
development experience, Waterkotte comes to UNCP from the University
of Oklahoma, where she served as Assistant Vice President and Director
of Development. Supervising 35 employees, she has been with the 25,000-student
university since 1995.
At the Norman, Okla.,
campus Waterkotte helped direct the $500 million "Reach for Excellence"
campaign, which increased OU's endowment by 250 percent.
C. Meadors said the newest member of his executive staff brings a strong
fund-raising background in higher education.
"We are delighted
to have Sandy Waterkotte join the UNCP family," Chancellor Meadors
said. "She brings 25 years of experience to our Advancement division.
In this day, our ability to let our alumni and friends participate in
the growth and development of their university is critical to the future
of our University."
she got a piece of advice about UNC Pembroke from one of its most famous
"When I heard
about this opportunity, I went to UNCP's website, and who did I see
on the homepage but (Oklahoma Basketball Coach) Kelvin Sampson,"
Waterkotte said. "Kelvin is a really great guy, and he was incredibly
enthusiastic about Pembroke."
An autographed basketball
is now one of the new vice chancellor's prized possessions. She said
UNCP presents a challenging and stimulating fund raising environment.
"This is an
exciting time in the history of this University," Waterkotte said.
"This institution shows all kinds of promise. During my initial
visits to campus, I was immediately impressed with the commitment and
enthusiasm of board members, volunteers, faculty and the Advancement
staff. Everyone seems to recognize that we're poised for greatness.
One of Waterkotte's
important functions is to serve as Executive Director for the UNCP Foundation,
Inc., which manages a large portion of the University's endowment.
vision for this University, Chancellor Meadors has put the Foundation
and our endowment in a great position to grow," Waterkotte said.
A Detroit, Mich., native, Waterkotte is a graduate of Michigan State
University. Following an eight-year stint in radio, she worked in advancement
for 25 years. At the University of Pittsburgh she was Associate Director
of Development and Alumni Officer and at Carnegie Mellon University,
she was Director of Foundation Relations and Director of Annual Giving.
She is a member
of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and
winner of the District IV, 2001 Audio-Visual Category for producing
a video CD for Gift Club Prospects. Waterkotte is also a member of the
Association of Fund Raising Professionals (AFP).
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