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Millsaps Welcomes Hope Carter as Vice President for Institutional Advancement

by Web on January 18, 2017

Hope Carter has joined Millsaps College as vice president for institutional advancement. She began her work in this new role on January 2.

“I am pleased to welcome Hope as a new member of the Millsaps community,” said Dr. Robert W. Pearigen, president of Millsaps College. “I know that she will be a strong addition to our leadership team, and help us continue our growth in the coming years.”

This new position brings Carter back to the Jackson area. In 2004–2005, she served as president of the Junior League of Jackson and as president of the Mississippi Children’s Museum board during the campaign for a new museum.

"I have been familiar with Millsaps College and its tradition of excellence for many years and am thrilled to be a part of the team,” Carter said. “I am looking forward to getting to know the Millsaps community as well as reconnecting with the city."

Carter most recently served as assistant vice president for development at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. She has served as the senior director of development and a major gift officer at Georgia State since 2012, and has been involved in institutional planning, marketing and communication, and fund-raising for the university, the College of Arts and Sciences, and its new College of the Arts during her tenure. From 2007 to 2012, Carter was a regional director of leadership and major gifts at the University of Georgia in Athens. Her work in this capacity involved the university’s annual fund, capital campaigns, and planned giving programs.

In 2005, the Metro Business Chronicle named her one of the “Top 25 Most Influential and Important People in the Metro.” She was named “Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year” in 1999 by the Mississippi Society of Fundraising Executives.