SC State University Welcomes New Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Monday, December 03, 2012


SC State University Interim President, Dr. Cynthia Warrick has appointed Mr. Michael Hubbard to serve as the Associate Vice President for the Division of Institutional Advancement. “We are delighted to have Mr. Hubbard join the SC State University family,” states Warrick.  “His experience and expertise in the higher education sector will prove to be a valuable asset as we move toward initiating an extensive fundraising and marketing campaign for the University.”


Michael HubbardAs Associate Vice President, Hubbard will be responsible for the oversight of key University areas to include fundraising and development and the Offices of Alumni Relations, Campus Relations and University Relations and Marketing. He will also serve as the executive director of the South Carolina State University Education Foundation and work closely with the Board of Visitors.


“I am a product of two HBCU’s (Oakwood College & Alabama A&M University) and I am committed to serving institutions of higher learning, wherever I can,” says Hubbard. “I am fortunate to have been in a position to provide support and resources to SC State University in the past and look forward to continuing those efforts.” 


Hubbard has more than 25 years of diverse experience in the areas of education, government, business and corporate America.  Prior to joining SC State, he served as group manager for Science and Engineering Education Programs (SEP) at the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). In his role, he managed operations for a diverse group of education programs, building relationships between the federal government, educational institutions and small businesses across the nation. His responsibilities included overseeing the recruitment, selection, placement and daily operations of the science education programs for many federal sponsors including the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Department of Energy, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Federal Aviation Administration. Hubbard supported the NRC’s collaboration with the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) 2012 summer camps conducted on HBCU campuses. Over the last four years, 700 plus K-12 faculty and students have been served. In fiscal year 2012, this effort was responsible for exposing over 250 underrepresented K-12 children to STEM research.  Six summer camps convened during the summer of 2012 at five different HBCU’s, to include SC State University.


An advocate for strengthening local, regional and national community educational programs, Hubbard was instrumental in obtaining funding to support the 100 Black Men of Knoxville’s Dollar and Sense Financial Literacy program for underserved high school students. Through his efforts, more than $20,000 was raised for the organization’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) summer camp. He also served as the chairperson for the ORAU/ORISE United Way and Community Shares annual giving campaigns for two different terms.  On both occasions, he successfully surpassed the organizations’ goals of raising more than $200,000 in a three month period. Additionally, while at ORISE, Hubbard was instrumental in developing an extensive listserv in STEM recruitment that established a 95 percent email success rate.


Hubbard has served as associate director of the Mississippi Delta Project located at Meharry Medical College, director of community services and outreach of the Minority Health Professional Foundation, senior manager of corporate and community initiatives at Dollar General Corporation, assistant professor in the Department of Communications at Austin Peay State University and director of the South Central Adventist Book & Nutrition Center. Hubbard also served as the director of the Oakwood College Art Department and assistant director of College Relations at Oakwood College.


He has received numerous service awards to include: ORAU Diversity in Action, James E. Dykes Outstanding Communicator and the Max C. Fleishman Foundation Scholarship award. 


Hubbard is a recent graduate of Leadership Oak Ridge and the East Tennessee Regional Leadership Association. He earned a master’s degree in media technology from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and a bachelor of general studies in communication, art-photography and electrical engineering technology from Oakwood College in Huntsville, Ala.