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For Immediate Release 
Contact: Odessa Hines
Phone: 919-546-8268   


New Director of Alumni Relations Announced 

RALEIGH, NC (January 23, 2012) – Shaw University, the first historically black university in the South, today announced Seddrick T. Hill as its Director of Alumni Relations. Hill will manage the university’s overall alumni outreach effort, including comprehensive planning and implementation of strategies for the cultivation and solicitation of the university’s alumni. 

Seddrick Hill “Our alumni are critical to the health of this university and Seddrick’s experience will be essential in expanding our relationships with Shaw graduates,” said Shaw President Dr. Dorothy Cowser Yancy. “He brings deep knowledge of constituent relations and a successful history of increasing donations. I look forward to the new ideas and initiatives he will bring to the university and we are glad to have him as part of the Shaw family.” 

Hill brings a proven track record in alumni relations, fundraising and event management. Prior to his arrival at Shaw, Hill served as the Director of Alumni Affairs/Development at Talladega College, where he managed alumni programming, recruited and trained alumni volunteers and increased alumni donations by more than 13%. He also served as an Admissions Counselor at Talladega, a liaison to the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and is a member of a variety of professional and civic organizations, including the Association of Fundraising Professionals and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Hill obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration from Talladega College and a Master of Public Administration from Jacksonville State University.


 Shaw University was founded in 1865 and is the first historically black university in the South. Shaw is a private, co-educational liberal arts university that awards degrees at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The primary mission of Shaw University is teaching with the commitment to maintain excellence in research and academic programs that foster intellectual enhancement and technological skills.