Senior Director of Scholarships & Special Projects
The College of William & Mary
As of July 25, 2016, Karlene Noel Jennings will become Executive Director of Library Development at UNC-Greensboro.
Karlene has served as an institutional advancement professional for 20 years and served as a library development director for
academic libraries for more than twelve years. During her tenure with multiple organizations, she has raised nearly $100M.
She is past chair of ALADN and past facilitator of DORAL. She holds an MSIS from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and
a PhD from Iowa State University as well as degrees from the University of South Carolina, and
Washington and Lee University. She is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and a member of CASE, AFP, and ALA.
She has authored several books, chapters, and articles about library advancement. She has developed and taught graduate seminar advancement courses
at both Tennessee and William & Mary. Presently, Karlene serves the College of William & Mary in Virginia as the Senior Director of Scholarships and
Special Projects leading a $350M priority for their current $1B For the Bold Comprehensive Campaign. She is a past public library trustee, a consultant with
Dominion Library Associates, chair of the Williamsburg Area Arts Commission, and a true believer that this is "the" year for her beloved Chicago Cubs.
Sunday, June 26
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM