President Rochelle L. Ford announced this week that Constance Cannon Frazier has joined Dillard University as the chief of staff and special assistant to the president. In her role, Frazier is coordinating and serving as a liaison with other senior executive officers on matters of interest to the president while also ensuring that the University runs effectively and efficiently.
Previously, Frazier served as chief operating officer (COO) and briefly as chief executive officer of the American Advertising Federation (AAF) where she spent 17 years. As COO, Frazier managed a $6.2 million budget; and oversaw the organization’s strategic planning, administration as well as coordination of all services, programs and operational activities. She began her tenure as the head of AAF’s Mosaic Center and Education Services, and Frazier later initiated AAF’s first-ever strategic planning process. Frazier also initiated the first-ever induction of a corporate entity into the Advertising Hall of Fame, gaining industry-wide support and generating nearly $2 million in sponsorship, making it the association’s highest revenue generating program.