SC State Announces New Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

SC State University President, Dr. George E. Cooper, announced that Anthony Holloman has been selected to serve as the Vice President for Institutional Advancement at SC State.

Anthony HollomanHolloman will join the SC State family Jan. 16.

“We welcome Mr. Holloman to SC State,” Cooper said. “His profound professional experience in garnering funds will serve the University well."

At SC State, Holloman will provide leadership for the Office of Alumni Relations, Office of Development, Office of University Relations and Marketing, serve as the Executive Director of the SC State Education Foundation, and work closely with the Board of Visitors at SC State.

"My goal and objective as the Vice President for Institutional Advancement at SC State is to use my previous experience and expertise to centralize the prospect cultivation and solicitation process,” Holloman said. “I will enhance and develop effective fundraising strategies that will yield positive results for SC State, focusing primarily on securing major gifts. This effort among others will be introduced to SC State, and will sustain the mission of the Institution, which is to prepare highly skilled, competent and socially aware students to meet life’s challenges and demands, and enable them to work and live productively in a dynamic and diverse global society.”

A fundraising professional with more than 10 years of fundraising experience, Holloman has been instrumental in fundraising programs that have raised more than $100 million; generated philanthropic support from individuals, corporations, foundations, and industry associations; and developed and implemented effective marketing strategies. Prior to joining the SC State family, Holloman served as the Director of Athletics at Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Ala.

Holloman also served as Associate Vice President for University Advancement at Tuskegee. He was responsible for leadership gifts and campaigns, securing major and planned gifts, the annual fund, and special events. He directed the final phase of a major gift fundraising campaign, which raised $64 million, exceeding a goal of $60 million. Holloman also developed a stewardship program that required ethical accountability in the use of contributed funds, traveled throughout the nation to visit with alumni leadership, developed a major gifts strategy, taking advantage of Tuskegee’s donor pool, and worked with members of the Board of Supervisors on prospect identification and solicitation.

Holloman also served as an assistant vice president at Tennessee State University in Nashville. He was responsible for communicating with alumni and corporate executives to raise funds for the university, supervising and managing the alumni database of more than 30,000 alumni nationwide, supervising the annual fund campaign, which raised more than $500,000 in alumni giving, and raising $3.5 million in endowed scholarship funds.

At North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro, N.C., Holloman served as the Director of Development. There, he led development activities for Athletics, College of Arts Sciences, Nursing and Planned Giving. He raised $43 million in gifts, pledges, and in-kind contributions towards a capital campaign goal of $100 million. Also, he raised $35,000 for new uniforms and helmets for the football team, and supported the University’s track and field project by securing a gift of $115,000 from Irwin Belk as well as $100,000 to fund the proposal for this project from the Greensboro Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Holloman is an alumnus of Johnson C. Smith University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications with a minor in English.  He has a Master of Science degree in sports administration from the United States Sports Academy, as well as a certificate in fundraising management from the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.