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STARKVILLE, Miss.—Stephen Lack of New Orleans, Louisiana, is joining Mississippi State University as assistant director of development for the James Worth Bagley College of Engineering, one of the 140-year-old university’s oldest academic units.
“Stephen brings valuable fundraising experience to this position, and we are extremely pleased that he is joining our team of development professionals,” said Jack McCarty, the Foundation’s executive director of development. “The Bagley College of Engineering has a great history of private support, and we are confident Stephen will do an outstanding job as he works to secure private gifts for the institution."
Before beginning his new fundraising duties in October, Lack served as business resource coordinator for Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans, Louisiana. Prior to that, he designed and developed the Refugee Employment Services Program for that organization.
Lack received a Bachelor of Arts in international studies from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg in 2010. In 2013, he earned a Master of Arts in migration and refugee studies from the American University in Cairo, Egypt.
Lack joins Bennett Evans, Bagley College’s senior development director, and fellow assistant director Paul Zimmerman with alumni and development efforts for the college. Among the largest academic units on campus, the college is home to eight departments and 10 certification programs. U.S. News and World Report ranks its undergraduate and graduate programs among the top 100 nationwide.
“I am excited to join Mississippi State and look forward to working with loyal engineering alumni and friends of the Bagley College,” said Lack. “My wife Anna Catherine and our son Hodson are very happy to join other family already living in the Starkville area.”
MSU fundraising efforts currently are focused around the ongoing Infinite Impact capital campaign. To date, more than $878 million has been raised toward a $1 billion goal.
MSU is Mississippi’s leading university, available online at www.msstate.edu.