Beverly Brooks Thompson Appointed to LSU University College’s Advisory Board
BATON ROUGE – Beverly Brooks Thompson, chief development officer at Woman’s Hospital Foundation, has been appointed to LSU University College’s Advisory Board.
“I am extraordinarily honored to serve on the University College Advisory Board,” Thompson said. “University College serves students at one of their most critical junctures by providing counseling, guidance and support with a focus towards academic preparation and lifelong success and prosperity. I have personally benefited from this service as a student and look forward to contributing to the individual and collective success of University College and those it serves.”
LSU University College’s Advisory Board is comprised of 26 business executives and community leaders. It is a strong and active board, and members participate in a number of activities and events, such as an Annual Meeting and Pigskin Preview hosted by LSU Football Coach Les Miles, selection of University College’s more than 60 scholarship recipients and host for various LSU recruitment receptions.
“It is a pleasure to have Beverly Brooks Thompson join our board,” said Paul Ivey, executive director of LSU University College. “Her LSU institutional knowledge, as well as her professional standing within the local community and beyond are quality reasons to have her involved with University College in this capacity. She has always been a champion of our programs, as well as the purpose of our existence on campus, and this offers us an opportunity to build on this relationship.”
In her role as chief development officer at Woman’s Hospital Foundation, Thompson oversees Woman’s Hospital Foundation’s major gifts program, planned giving program, annual giving program, grants funding, endowment development, donor relations and special events.
Prior to Woman’s, Thompson served as vice president and executive counsel for Pursuant Ketchum. In that role, Thompson was a national consultant working with some of the most prestigious non-profit organizations and boards in the country where she brought experience in campaign development, implementation and management for programs that exceed goals of $500 million to the Pursuant Ketchum team.
Prior to joining Pursuant Ketchum, Thompson successfully served as the director for Forever LSU: The Campaign for Louisiana State University, supporting the three adjoining campuses of LSU. Raising more than $798 million toward a $750 million goal, the Forever LSU campaign has stood out as a paradigm for success in higher education campaigns. Prior to working on the campaign, Thompson served as the director of external affairs for the Division of Student Life and Academic Services, the largest division on LSU’s campus.
Thompson has been nominated for various awards at LSU and within the community. Programs under her direction have received statewide and national awards and recognition. Thompson is licensed as a Certified Fundraising Executive. She is an active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society, Baton Rouge Rotary, has been conferred an official State of Kentucky Colonel, and received the honor of being named one of Louisiana’s Top 40 Under 40 by the Baton Rouge Business Report.
A two-time alumna of LSU, Thompson is currently pursuing her Ph.D. at LSU in Human Resource Development specializing in Organizational Leadership. This Texas native and her husband Corky Thompson have a combined family of three sons and a daughter who are proud to call Louisiana home.
About LSU University College
Since 1933, LSU University College has served as the portal of entry for students enrolled at LSU. Academic and personal success is the hallmark of a well-rounded student, and University College provides a foundation of support services for students beginning their academic careers at LSU. University College has two enrollment divisions: The Center for Freshman Year and The Center for Advising and Counseling. Additionally, University College offers retention-specific programs: Student Support Services, Ronald E. McNair Research Scholars and Summer Scholars. These academic support programs focus on particular student populations and are a significant part of the role and mission of University College. For more information on LSU University College, visit www.uc.lsu.edu or follow the conversation at www.facebook.com/geauxlsu.
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