This book explores resource development at Mississippi's Community and Junior Colleges. It determines whether revenue generated from fundraising adequately serves the colleges' needs. It looks at the various types of fundraising activities used to raise funds as well as the operational integration and organizational structure of resource development at Mississippi's Community and Junior Colleges. Fundraising in a recession is t fun, but is necessary. As bad as this ecomic downturn has been for community and junior colleges in Mississippi, those who survive will have learned lessons that will prove invaluable later, whether times are good or times are bad. Community and junior colleges will have to compare strategies used by four year colleges for developing sufficient revenues from fundraising.
Fredrick White holds the position as Assistant Director of Sponsored Programs and Research at Tougaloo College where he oversees the college's grant/contract portfolio in excess of $13 million dollars per year. He also conducts grant training workshops to faculty and staff on proposal development and grant compliance. Originally from the Mississippi Delta, he received his Bachelor's degree from Mississippi Valley State University, a Master's Degree in Public Policy and Administration and a doctoral degree in Community College Leadership from Mississippi State University. Prior to coming to Tougaloo College, he served as Fiscal Director to the Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi (PHM) and Loan Specialist/Program Specialist at the Central Mississippi Planning and Development District (CMPDD). His summary of qualifications includes: fiscal management, management and administration, grant writing, contract negotiations, human resource management, research/grant administration, evaluation, human subjects' protection, education and fundraising. His most recent presentations includes: The Power of Partnership: Part II Maximizing Money, Grant Writing Workshop on Proposal Development, and Principal Investigator Symposium on Proposal Development. His professional associations include the following: (1) The National Association of IRB Officers (2) Charles F. Kettering Public Scholar- 2010-2012 (3) Tougaloo College Task Force for Honors Program (4) Tougaloo College Internal Review Board Chairperson (5) American Association of Public Administration (6) The Academy of Political Science (7) Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (8) National Sponsored Programs Administrators Alliance (HBCU) (9) National Association of HBCU Title III Administrators, Inc.