Wofford Names Calhoun Kennedy ’86 as VP of Advancement

Wofford College has named Calhoun L. Kennedy, Jr. (Delta–Wofford ’86) as its new vice president for advancement after a national search. Kennedy had been serving as interim vice president and executive director since August 2021.

He has 18 years of experience in fundraising and alumni engagement as well as a dozen years of experience in banking, sales and customer service.

“Calhoun has proven himself as a valued member of the college’s senior leadership team,” said Dr. Nayef Samhat, Wofford’s president. “He has led the college’s advancement team during a difficult period and has ideas for the future that focus on alumni engagement and education.”

During Kennedy’s tenure as interim vice president, he instituted departmental fundraising training and held donor listening sessions. He has improved internal communications with the advancement team and is leading the team through a thorough assessment of fund agreements, donor reports and best practices.

“I look forward to continuing my service to an institution that I deeply care about,” said Kennedy, a 1989 Wofford alumnus. “This is an exciting time to be on Wofford’s campus, and I look forward to helping future generations of Terriers experience the college while working alongside alumni, faculty, staff and friends to support all that makes Wofford special.”

Kennedy served as associate vice president and executive director for advancement since 2003. His civic involvement includes service as a trustee for the Hammond School in Columbia, Scoutmaster with the Boy Scouts of America, president of the Palmetto Baseball League and board service with the Spartanburg Area Conservancy (SPACE).

Both of Kennedy’s sons, Walker and Harrison, were also KAs at Wofford.