Institutional Advancement

Dr. DeShanna L. Brown
Vice President for
Institutional Advancement,
Development, Marketing &

Office: (904) 470-8251

The Office of Institutional Advancement at Edward Waters College builds understanding and support for the higher education enterprise by enhancing the College’s image, involving alumni and other constituencies in pro-active functions, and raising private gift support.

The Institutional Advancement Division’s mission is to develop support among its primary external constituencies, students, alumni, faculty and staff, trustees, parents and community leaders, the AME Church, corporate and foundation organizations, and friends for the College’s vision, goals, programs, and activities. The three central units to the College’s development enterprise are:

  • Institutional Advancement (fundraising, development services, and sponsored programs)
  • College Relations (marketing and communications), and
  • Alumni Affairs.

Program Goals

The goals and objectives of Edward Waters College’s Mass Communications program are to adopt an assessment of procedures that are consistent with those set forth by accrediting agencies and organizations such as the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC).

Department Highlights

The students in the Communications Department have found new and inventive ways of learning their craft by serving Edwards Waters College in a media capacity. Students have engaged in various public relations, journalism, theater, video, film, photography, and advertising projects.

Our students write and produce radio and television and will have the opportunity to be on the air on the EWC TV station. EWC’s Mass Communication is distinctive because it offers hands-on experience taught by faculty who have industry experience.

Visit the Department of Communications website at for more information.

Institutional Advancement Staff

Anita Walton

Director of Alumni Affairs
Office: (904) 470-8252 | Susie Tolbert House, 2nd Floor

J. Allen Walker

Director of Creative Services & Graphic Design
Office: (904) 470-8835 | Susie Tolbert House, 2nd Floor