AVP Dr Kendrick Stewart
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Dillard Announces Dr. Kendric Stewart as AVP of Institutional Advancement

Dr. Kendric Stewart began as Dillard University’s assistant vice president of Institutional Advancement on March 1, 2024.

Previously serving as the Executive Director of Alumni Affairs at Southern University A & M College, Dr. Stewart played a crucial role in enhancing alumni engagement and involvement. His strategic and innovative approach to Institutional Advancement, coupled with his leadership experience in financial and investment management, brings a wealth of knowledge to Dillard University.

“I envision a vibrant and interconnected Dillard University development and alumni network that broadens revenue streams and advances the university’s mission for fiscal wealth. I am committed to creating meaningful opportunities for all stakeholders, especially alumni, to stay connected, give back, and play an integral role in shaping the future of Dillard University,” said Dr. Stewart. 

Dr. Stewart has achieved significant success in fundraising, development, and leadership at Southern University and A & M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Some of his key accomplishments include securing $9.5 million over five years for the USDA Co-Author Generating Resources for Environmental Excellence Network, overseeing a $1 million land beautification project funded by the State of Louisiana, and establishing a $250,000 endowment from Diageo North America, Inc. 

“We are excited to welcome Dr. Stewart to the Dillard University family and look forward to the impactful work we will accomplish together under his leadership,” said Stephanie Rogers, executive vice president for Institutional Advancement.

Dr. Stewart’s commitment to service extends beyond the corporate world, as he proudly served in the United States Army for nearly eight years. He participated in Operation Enduring Freedom in Kandahar, Afghanistan, as well as peace missions in Japan.

A  three-time Southern University A & M College alumnus, Dr. Stewart earned a bachelor’s degree in urban forestry, a master’s degree in social sciences with a concentration in Political Science and a doctoral degree in Urban Forestry and Natural Resources.