Announcement from President Keizs

To the College Community: Following a national search, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Shereitte Charles Stokes III at York College effective November 14, 2016 as our Chief Advancement Officer. His official title effective January 11, 2017 upon approval by the CUNY Board of Trustees will be Vice President of Advancement

Shereitte C Stokes III

Mr. Stokes has wide-ranging experience in Institutional Advancement in Higher Education settings with more than 25 years of experience. He has a comprehensive background in directing and leading capital campaigns; major gifts and annual fund programs; marketing and communications; government, corporate, alumni and foundation relations; and advancement services. He has raised more than $400M, and was awarded the fundraising industry’s highest professional designation: Advanced Certified Fund Raising Executive (ACFRE).

He most recently served as Vice President for Advancement at Saint Xavier University in Chicago. Prior to that position, he served as Vice President of University Relations and Development at Tennessee State University in Nashville; Vice President of University Advancement at Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL, and as Associate Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Spelman College in Atlanta.

Mr. Stokes received his B.A. from Wilberforce University in Wilberforce, OH, and holds a M.Ed. degree from the University of Phoenix in Phoenix AZ. Please join me in welcoming Mr. Stokes to his new position and in wishing him success as he leads York College’s advancement efforts.