Development Director of Major Gifts for Libraries and Special Projects
Leandra Hayes has joined University Advancement as Development Director of Major Gifts for Libraries and Special Projects. She comes to us from Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina where she was the Assistant Vice President for Major and Planned Gifts. Leandra has been a fundraising professional for the past 13 years, previously serving as Assistant Vice President/DOD for Advancement at Talladega College in Alabama, and before that, at Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina. A native of Ft. Lauderdale, Leandra obtained her Master of Arts from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, and her B.A. in Communications/Public Relations from Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina.