Vice President of University Advancement and External Affairs
Executive Director, Salisbury University Foundation
Dr. Prince joined Salisbury University in 2012, where he currently leads an advancement division that includes development, alumni relations, marketing, public relations, sports information, publications, the University website and a copy center. Prince also oversees the SU Foundation, Inc., which currently holds $74 million in assets. He serves on multiple internal University committees and is SU’s advancement liaison to the University System of Maryland.
At SU, Prince has created a Women’s Circle focused on philanthropy and mentorship; formed a sales force by adding major gifts officer positions; established an Advancement Services Department; initiated several stewardship efforts, including an annual scholarship luncheon; created a planned giving recognition society and developed a high-end annual fund-level society. He also has overseen the installation of a customer management system which has improved the University’s website. Prince has played a role in a multi-million-dollar gift of real estate and a citywide fiber optic cable project, among other major gifts.
Prince began his career in 1995 at his alma mater, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, working with undergraduates and young alumni. In 2001, he joined the ranks of Harvard University's famed law school, where he gained experience as part of a successful team that set multi-million-dollar Harvard Law School fundraising records. While a full-time law school employee, Prince earned his master's degree in administration, planning and social policy from Harvard in 2005.
His work then transitioned to academic medicine development. Prince worked in medical fundraising at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. The Miller School has been among the nation's and world's best in several specialties. With more than $180 million in external grants and contracts, Miller ranked in the top third of U.S. medical schools for research funding awards. In 2007, he returned to his native North Carolina to serve at East Carolina University's Medical & Health Sciences Foundation, which had a $35 million endowment. He oversaw development in its division of health sciences. Prince also began his doctorate in educational leadership at ECU's respected college of education in 2010 while working full time. In December 2015, he graduated with his Ed.D. in educational leadership from East Carolina University.
Prince has 21 years of professional experience in advancement. In addition to his recent accomplishments at SU, Prince has a track record of initiating new programs. At UNC, he started an undergraduate development program and served as a staff member for the university's $2 billion capital campaign steering committee. At Harvard, he revitalized an “Emeritus Club” for alumni beyond their 50th anniversary and planned high-level stewardship events. At ECU, he created a dean's advisory board for the Brody School of Medicine and managed all fundraising activity for the Brody School and the Leo Jenkins Cancer Center.
An avid runner, Prince has finished three marathons: the Boston, Washington, D.C., Marine Corps and San Diego; and four half-marathons. He and his wife, Hope, live in the Salisbury, MD, area with their five children.