Biography: Charlotte Parks
VICE CHANCELLOR FOR DEVELOPMENT
Charlotte Parks, a seasoned fundraiser with more than 25 years of experience in higher education advancement, began serving as the inaugural vice chancellor for development at the University of Mississippi on Sept. 1, 2017. In her role as vice chancellor, Parks will lead development officers on the Oxford campus, in athletics and at the Medical Center in Jackson to ensure that all fundraising efforts are strategic and effective and support universitywide goals.
Parks comes to Ole Miss from the University of South Carolina, where she was senior associate vice president for development. At USC, Charlotte led fundraising for all colleges and oversaw principal gifts, donor relations and stewardship.
Before joining South Carolina, Parks directed a $300 million comprehensive campaign for Georgia State University and led all fundraising efforts for the university’s Robinson College of Business. Earlier in her career, she served as vice president for resource development at Roanoke College and associate dean for external affairs in the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
She began her career at Rhodes College, where she worked in admissions before moving into advancement. A 1983 Rhodes College graduate, Parks holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She received her master’s degree in education from Bowling Green State University in 1985.
Charlotte and her husband, Paul, have two adult daughters – Natalie and Rachel.