McDaniel to lead UMES Institutional Advancement office

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UMES taps veteran fund raiser to lead Institutional Advancement office

PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Sept. 20, 2013) – Stephen L. McDaniel has been named interim vice president for Institutional Advancement by President Juliette B. Bell. He takes over the post held for the past year by Kimberly Dumpson, who now works in Bell’s office as Executive Vice President.

McDaniel comes to UMES from Norfolk (Va.) State University, where for the past year he held the same title while heading up that institution’s fund-raising activities. His first day in Princess Anne will be Oct. 7.

Over a 30-year career, McDaniel has held senior-level fundraising and marketing leadership positions at nine colleges and universities, including  Alcorn State, Fayetteville State, Alabama A&M, North Carolina A&T State, Tuskegee and the University of Maryland at College Park.

The United Negro College Fund served as his fundraising training ground, where for 18 years he was a part of the UNCF team that collected scholarship support for deserving students at the nation’s private historically black institutions.

In 1997, McDaniel branched out into international fund-raising when he served as a consultant in Niamey, Niger. He was part of a team in 2001that conducted an evaluation of the fundraising readiness at the Kigali Institute of Science, Technology and Management in Kigali, Rwanda.

McDaniel earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and a Certificate in Managing Institutional Advancement from the University of Chicago.

He is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), a former member of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education’s (CASE) National Commission on Philanthropy and a member of the Board of Directors for CASE District III (2009-2011),  American Association of State Colleges and Universities 2011 Advisory Council for Communications and Public Affairs.

McDaniel is a life member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc, is listed in Who’s Who in Black Atlanta and has two adult sons, Larry and Kenya, and two grandsons.

Bill Robinson, director, UMES Office of Public Relations, 410-621-2355.