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The Division of External Relations & Development promotes fundraising and constituency relations, including alumni, media and public relations at Kentucky State University. The division consists of:

  • External Relations and Development is responsible for an integrated approach to fundraising, public relations and communications, and alumni relations. The Development Office’s goal is to enhance the academic vision and priorities of Kentucky State University through Cheaney Plazafundraising activities and collaboration with the campus community. Its responsibilities encompass providing comprehensive services that include private gift accounting, donor relations and stewardship. As a part of Development, Alumni Relations has the responsibility for providing alumni services as well as coordinating alumni programming with the Kentucky State University National Alumni Association.


  • Communications and Publications’ goals expand the division’s efforts to foster strong lines of communication among the university’s constituents. The area works to increase awareness of the positive impact KSU has on the community, state, region and nation. Its goal is also to enhance KSU’s ability to attract and sustain the resources it needs to continue to be successful.