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College Names New Vice President for Institutional Advancement

July 1, 2016

Chad Barefoot of Wake Forest has been named Vice President for Institutional Advancement of Louisburg College, Dr. Mark La Branche announced.

Barefoot, a former member of the Louisburg College Board of Trustees, replaces Kurt Carlson, who established the foundation for the college’s advancement program and retired June 30 after more than six years of service here.

Barefoot will serve as chief development officer for the college, which includes directing and overseeing annual fundraising programs and alumni and community relations. He will also serve as a member of the President’s cabinet and as a strategic partner to the Board of Trustees.

“We are excited to welcome Chad in his new role at Louisburg College,” said Dr. La Branche, president of Louisburg College. “Chad is a proven fundraiser and is steeped in education and higher education policy. He has a comprehensive view of colleges and universities and is passionate about the role that Louisburg College plays in the overall fabric of education in our state. His leadership and experience will assist the College in forging the types of partnerships and collaborations that will expand and secure our mission.”

In addition to his role at Louisburg College, Barefoot currently serves in the North Carolina General Assembly, where he chairs the Senate Education and Higher Education Committees.

A native of Thomasville, Barefoot holds a Master of Arts in Christian Ethics from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest and a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in public management from Appalachian State University. He and his wife, Paige, have two children and are expecting a third in July.

Barefoot begins his role at Louisburg College on July 1.

Chad Barefoot