McDaniel College hires two new directors

McDaniel College announced Carl Fowlkes as the new director of annual giving and Caroline Bright has been named director of financial aid at McDaniel College.

In the director of annual giving role, Fowlkes is tasked with developing, implementing and assessing fundraising programs, with specific focus on increasing alumni participation, as well as the level of support for the Fund for McDaniel. The Fund for McDaniel helps defray expenses not covered by reasonable tuition fees, such as scholarships for students, salary support for faculty and the acquisition of new classroom technologies.

“We are delighted to have Carl aboard,” said Lori Lewis, vice president for institutional advancement. “His experience and knowledge will make him a valuable colleague as we strengthen annual support that funds the College’s educational mission.”

Fowlkes of Rockville, Md., was formerly a director of individual major gifts at the University of Maryland’s Clark School of Engineering. He previously worked for the Brookings Institution, Virginia Tech, Johns Hopkins Medical School and the University of Connecticut. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.

Bright has worked in higher education financial aid for more than 30 years. At McDaniel, she will oversee the college’s financial aid program of federal, state and institutional aid. More than 90 percent of students at McDaniel receive some type of financial assistance, and the college invests $29 million annually in grants and scholarships.

“I was specifically attracted to working at McDaniel because of the college’s mission of providing access to deserving students. I look forward to supporting these efforts,” she said about joining McDaniel.

Formerly director of financial aid at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, she has also held positions as associate director of financial aid at the Johns Hopkins School of Education and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, as well as served as the director of financial aid at St. John’s College in Annapolis, Md.

She has a master’s degree from Smith College in Northampton, Mass., and a bachelor’s degree from Tufts University in Medford, Mass. Bright currently resides in Arnold, Md.

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