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August 25, 2011

Birmingham-Southern College names Ed Hand as new Vice President for Institutional Advancement

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Ed Hand, a senior level development professional with more than 23 years in higher education fundraising, is the new vice president for institutional advancement at Birmingham-Southern College.

BSC President Gen. Charles C. Krulak made the announcement today following a national search. Hand will begin his duties at BSC in early October. He replaces Adelia Patrick Thompson, who is the recently appointed vice president for advancement at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Va.

“Ed brings a wealth of experience in higher education fundraising to Birmingham-Southern at this important time in our history,” said Krulak. “He has played critical roles in four major capital campaigns, and has a thorough understanding of all areas of a dynamic fundraising operation. His experience and leadership in major gifts, corporate and foundation relations, volunteer and board training and management, planned giving, annual giving, and stewardship will be beneficial to our advancement efforts at BSC.”

Hand currently is executive director of development and external relations for the Poole College of Management at North Carolina State University. In just five years in his present position at the Raleigh school, he has overseen a $37 million gift to name the Poole College of Management and an $8 million gift to name the Jenkins Graduate School, as well as the successful completion of a $30 million fundraising campaign.

Hand also has served as executive director of corporate foundation and annual giving for North Carolina State University, director of development for that school’s College of Engineering, senior associate director and director of reunion giving for the Duke University Annual Fund, reunion officer and volunteer coordinator for the University of North Carolina Annual Fund, and director of admissions for Warren Wilson College in Asheville, N.C.

He attended Louisiana State University and received his bachelor’s degree in education from Western Carolina University.

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