Message from the Vice President

Dr. Josh JacobsA message from Dr. Joshua Jacobs, Vice President of Advancement and Alumni Relations:

Hello, I am honored to serve Central as the Vice President for Advancement and Alumni Relations. Our driving principle is to link the passions of people with the mission of Central. We are able to achieve these linkages through regional events, face-to-face meetings, printed publications and digital content. The outcome of our efforts is making the dreams of students (i.e., through scholarships we provide access to a high quality education at an affordable price) and departments (i.e., ability to receive new resources, equipment or facilities to improve learning) a reality. Of course, we are only able to achieve these goals with the support of people like you providing generous donations. Gifts to Central drive us forward, and donations to our top priorities are necessary:

• Scholarships: always one of our greatest needs and also one of the best investments you can make; supporting a student's education through annual giving or establishing an endowment makes a direct impact
• Academics: faculty are always finding new ways to engage students in their chosen fields and we are proud to facilitate these opportunities and encourage further development
• Facilities: we are constantly improving the infrastructure on campus and utilize private support to accomplish our goals for program growth
• Athletics: on and off the field, our student-athletes are developing life skills through their experience as Eagles and the Booster Club is one way alumni and friends can be involved

While fundraising is very important, we believe our role in the life of Central is to cultivate relationships in a manner that strengthens Central's future. Thank you for partnering with us to support Central's dreams.