We are pleased to announce Sandra Hodge as our new Chief Program Officer (CPO) and welcome her to the Alliance team!
Sandra Lewis Hodge served as the Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Tougaloo College. Sandra provided strategic leadership, direction, and oversight to the Division of Institutional Advancement. In this role, she developed, created, and implemented effective Institutional Advancement plans and secured significant philanthropic support in alignment with the mission, vision, and goals of the College.
Prior to Tougaloo College, Sandra served at the Piney Woods School as Chief Advancement Officer, at Jackson State University as Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Executive Director for the JSU Development Foundation and the American Red Cross as the Regional Chief Executive Officer for the Mississippi Region and Executive Director of the Southwest Chapter. Prior to joining the American Red Cross, she served as the CEO and Managing Partner of the Mariah Group, Director of Investor Relations at ECD/Hope Community Credit Union and a Community Development Specialist at Jackson State University’s Mississippi Urban Research Center.
Sandra has a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from Jackson State University in Marketing and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration in Public Administration from the University of Phoenix. She is a member of the Jackson State University Alumni Association, the West Jackson Rotary Club, the American Marketing Association, Mississippi Economic Council (MEC) Leadership Mississippi Class of 2013 just to name a few.
Sandra is a Certified Grants Specialist (CGS) and trained leadership volunteer for the American Red Cross. She is actively engaged in numerous community service projects and supports local community nonprofits.
She is the wife of Mr. Julian K. Hodge and they have two sons, Byron and DeAngelo.
Welcome aboard Sandra!
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