SILS welcomes Stephanie B. Cole as director of development

August 5, 2010

The School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill welcomes Stephanie B. Cole to the position of director of development effective July 30, 2010. In this role, she will direct the School's development activities and will be responsible for creating and implementing a strategy which meets the fundraising goals established for the School.
“We are delighted to welcome Stephanie to SILS,” said Dr. Gary Marchionini, dean and Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor. “With a proven record of fundraising and stewardship, she will fill a much needed role for the school that will assist us in securing the funds needed to provide scholarships for our students, endowment for facilities and faculty recruitment, professional needs for faculty and staff as well as enhancements to technology and other basic day-to-day necessities.”

Cole comes to SILS from University of North Carolina Greensboro where she most recently served as the capital campaign director. In that role, she secured major gifts, planned and implemented donor visits involving the University’s chancellor, built a major gift portfolio and developed strategies for active prospect cultivation. Cole also played a leadership role in the $115.3 million Students First Campaign.

Prior to serving as campaign director at UNC – Greensboro, Cole spent ten years in various positions, including senior director of advancement services, at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She also served as secretary of the UNC Charlotte Foundation.

Cole is a member of the Association of Fund Raising Professionals and she is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). She is the current chair of the BRIDGES Advisory Board, a leadership program for women in North Carolina higher education. She earned her bachelor of arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in broadcast journalism.