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Joyner Named VP for Institutional Advancement

September 06, 2012

NEWBERRY, S.C. - J. Scott Joyner has been appointed vice president of institutional advancement at Newberry College.  He joins the leadership team after serving as vice president of university advancement and executive vice president of the Armstrong Foundation at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Ga.

Joyner has over 17 years of higher education, development experience including two capital campaigns, the $80 million Elon Vision and Rice University’s The Next Century $500 million campaign. He has gained valuable experience through the completion of these campaigns, creating donor groups at the grass roots level, as well as working with boards and donors at the highest level.

“I have the utmost confidence that in Scott, we have found an individual with a passion about Newberry College and a commitment to help us advance through community engagement and private support,” said Dr. Maurice Scherrens, president of Newberry College. “He is a great addition to the leadership team.”

In 2002, he joined the staff at the University of North Carolina Wilmington as director for development for the Watson School of Education and later served as director of development for major gifts.

He was named associate vice president of university advancement at Coastal Carolina University in 2007 and directed all university advancement activities. He served as a key member of the Strategic Planning Committee on Financial Viability and Managed Growth, as well as the CCU Southern Association of Colleges Accreditation Committee for Governance.

In July 2010, Joyner took on the role of vice president of university advancement at Armstrong.  He directed all areas including annual giving, major and planned gifts, advancement services, alumni relations, research, marketing and communications. He also served on the President’s Cabinet and directed the 26 member Armstrong Foundation Board, where he served as executive vice president.

“I am very excited about joining the Newberry leadership team,” Joyner said. “Returning to a small private institution has been a top priority of mine, and I look forward to meeting and working with the Newberry community to tell ‘our story’ to potential donors and partners.”

Joyner is a 1993 graduate of North Carolina State University earning a bachelor’s degree in communication.  He later earned a master’s degree in athletic administration from Georgia Southern University in 1995. He is currently residing in Newberry with his wife, Barbara, and two children, Allison and Joshua.     

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