Nelson Bowman lll

As the chief development officer, he is responsible for managing major gift prospects, donor stewardship initiatives and the University’s internal school-based fundraising program. Most recently, he oversaw the successful completion of the University’s first capital campaign of $30 million.

Bowman has presented on the topic of fundraising at Black colleges and universities at several major conferences.  He is also the co-author of a new book, Unearthing Promise and Potential: Our Nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and two forthcoming books, Historically Black College and University Fundraising: An All Campus Approach and Understanding, Cultivating, and Engaging College Alumni of Color.

A native of Houston, Bowman joined Prairie View A&M in 2005, following a fifteen-year career in corporate management. He completed his formal development training at the Center on Philanthropy and in 2006, he received a Certificate in Fundraising Management.

The Morehouse graduate earned a B.A. in Business Management and is currently pursuing a Masters Degree. He a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund’s, National Alumni Council.

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