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Oct. 21, 2013

BSC selects Chuck Vinson as vice president for institutional advancement

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern has selected Charles "Chuck" Vinson to serve as vice president for institutional advancement following a national search. Charles "Chuck" Vinson

Vinson is overseeing the various fundraising initiatives of the Office of Institutional Advancement and building support for the college among alumni, local businesses, and the community, as well as students, faculty, and staff.

Before coming to BSC, Vinson was vice president of institutional advancement at the Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas. He was also a managing trustee of the school's foundation, which manages the institution's endowment. In addition, his expansive résumé includes serving as director of development and then senior director of development for the Athletic Department at the University of North Texas in Denton and CEO of the Santé Center for Healing in Argyle, Texas.

In his last two positions, Vinson was part of teams that raised record amounts of funds, participating in a $200 million campaign at the University of North Texas, and a $30 million campaign at Jesuit College. He has experience on both sides—raising money and managing money.

Vinson, who holds a BBA degree from the University of North Texas in strategic management and entrepreneurship, praised the team at BSC for doing a great deal of hard work in recent years. He said it's time to laud those achievements, but also to look toward the future.

"I want to celebrate the successes BSC had in the past, and I want to part of tomorrow's successes," Vinson said. "It really is time to move forward and be aspirational about where we can go as a college."

His professional affiliations include the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the Association of Fundraising Professionals. He is also a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces.

BSC's president, Gen. Charles C. Krulak, praised Vinson for his enthusiastic approach and being a "true partner" in fundraising. He is encouraging Vinson and everyone else at Birmingham-Southern to dream big about the college's future.

"The time has come for us to do something really special here," he said.

About Birmingham-Southern College:

Birmingham-Southern College is a four-year, private liberal arts institution in Birmingham, Ala., founded in 1856 and affiliated with the United Methodist Church. It enrolls about 1,200 students from more than 30 states and 16 foreign countries. Learn more online at www.bsc.edu.