Serena Andrews, AVP, Institutional Advancement at Brazosport College has been named to the CRD Board of Directors for the Council for Resource Development (CRD), Washington, DC. She began serving on November 2013 as a board member.
CRD is the only professional association exclusively advocating and promoting community college resource development. The organization supports professionals and develops leaders through education, advocacy and mentoring.
Andrews has been with Brazosport College since 1998, serving as Executive Director of the Brazosport College Foundation since 2007 and has been a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) since 2004. She has worked with the college’s Board of Regents and the Foundation Board of Directors in two major gift campaigns that raised more than $10 million dollars, as well as a $70 million bond referendum that was successfully passed in 2007.
Andrews currently serves as a member of the college President’s Leadership Team and looks forward to promoting the advancement of community colleges as they provide key resources for workforce training throughout the nation.
CRD represents more than 1,600 community college resource development officers at more than 730 two-year colleges, and is an affiliate council of the American Association of Community Colleges. Members include college foundation executive directors, grant development and management officers, alumni officers, major and planned gifts officers, and faculty, staff, and presidents who engage in activities to raise resources to support the mission of the nation’s community colleges.
“As community colleges strive to fulfill our society’s goals to enrich our communities through workforce training and college degree attainment, we are thrilled that Andrews will help guide CRD’s strategic vision to provide the gold standard in professional development and advocacy for our members,” said Polly Binns, CFRE, executive director for the Council for Resource Development. “We will engage her expertise in the field and passion for the mission to lead our planning and development as the premier professional development association for community college development officers.”