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Flagler names new Vice President of Institutional Advancement

Aug 11, 2010
by Priscilla Proctor

Flagler College has appointed Mark Whittaker to serve as vice president of institutional advancement. Whittaker comes to Flagler from Stetson University College of Law where he held the position of vice president for college relations. He was also vice president for university relations at Stetson University in Deland for 15 years.

Whittaker has extensive experience in higher education fundraising, having served in senior-level development positions at Stetson, Hollins University, Rhodes College and Sweet Briar College. He has considerable experience in capital campaigns, comprehensive development programs, alumni relations, planned giving, special events, marketing and communications, and government relations.

Prior to joining the College of Law at Stetson, Whittaker founded Whittaker and Associates in 2003 to provide comprehensive fundraising solutions to a select number of nonprofit organizations.

“I am confident that Mr. Whittaker will be an outstanding addition to the Flagler College administration team and will continue the fine record established by Dr. John Stewart in the Office of Institutional Advancement,” said Flagler College President William T. Abare Jr., Ed.D.

Whittaker said he was looking forward to becoming a part of the Flagler community.

“It is a pleasure to be joining Dr. Abare and Flagler College at this important time in the development of the college,” he said. “I look forward to meeting and working with the Flagler alumni and friends in expanding the impact the college is having on its students and higher education.”

Whittaker attended New College of Florida and is a graduate of the University of Maine in Orono. He completed the Harvard University Institute for Educational Management Program. He is a Certified Fund Raising Executive and an active member of the Association of Fundraising professionals and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

Whitaker replaces John Stewart, who recently accepted a position as president of the University of Montevallo in Alabama.

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