Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC
M.A. candidate in Communications 2009
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
B.A. Political Science, June 1987
Associate Director of Major Gifts
Yale University, Office of Development, New Haven, CT July 2007 to present
Responsible for donor relations and Yale University Alumni and friends in Westchester
County, NY, New York City, Long Island, NY and Florida. Meet with donors regularly to
update them on Yale and help them identify appropriate areas to consider gifts. Work
with the various schools and units and Planned Giving on closing gifts to various
areas. Identify and cultivate new prospects, prepare operating
plans, and meet Yale Tomorrow and department goals.
Associate Director of Admissions/Director of Multicultural Recruitment
Yale University, Undergraduate Admissions, New Haven, CT, August 1995 – 2007
Plan and coordinate recruitment strategies for prospective students of color in consultation with the Dean of Admissions. Area Admissions Officer for Hawaii, Los Angeles, Nevada, South Pacific territories, and part of New York City. Supervise 16 bursary students and the Assistant Director of Multicultural Recruitment. Plan and coordinate on campus yield programs, information sessions, phonathons and mailings to prospective students. Travel domestically and internationally conducting presentations, meeting with alumni and visiting schools. Read and evaluate over one thousand applicants to Yale College each year.
Ivy League Co-Chair
Association of Black Admissions and Financial Aid Officers of Ivy League and Sister Schools, May 2001-03. Served as the presiding officer with the Sister School Co-Chair for this multicultural organization, which also includes Asians Americans, Native American and Hispanic Admissions and Financial Aid Officers. Coordinated and planned three meetings per year, outreach events with the host school and served as the primary spokesperson for the organization.
Assistant Director of Admissions
Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, September 1989 - 1995.
Primary reader and coordinator for the athletic and international student admissions process including compliance with NCAA rules and following Immigration and Naturalization Services procedures.
Coordinated the application process for students with learning disabilities. Primary reader of general applications. Planned and conducted a yearly student search with the Educational Testing Service.
Served as an Academic Advisor for twenty undergraduates. Extensive travel recruiting students throughout the United States.
Graduate Assistant Football Coach
Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, August 1987 - August 1989.
Assisted football staff with game preparations, film, scouting reports and player opponent profiles.
Supervised weekly study halls, coordinated recruitment weekends. Resident Advisor in Brian Piccolo and Arnold Palmer dormitory for athletes.
Substitute Teacher/History and English
Woodbridge High School, Woodbridge, VA, 1986
Assistant Strength and Weight Coach
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, Winter of 1986
Coordinated and implemented strength and conditioning programs for the football team.
Staff Assistant to Sen. Charles S. Robb (D) VA.
Robb for Senate, Oakton, VA, Summer of 1988
Assisted campaign staff in various duties, driver for senator Robb and family to political and campaign functions.
Communication Monographs, Vol. 57/Number 4, 1 December 1990. Co-Author, Testing a Model of Message Sidedness: Three Replications.
African American Cultural Center at Yale, 2004-present
Robert Jackson, staff member with Team Prep USA and from Yale University works on Academic Progress at Spring Distance Project on March 28th, 2009 between races and training.
Robert Jackson works with clients on Academic Progress at Spring Distance Project on March 28th, 2009