Dr. Charles Lewis

LewisCharles R. Lewis, Ph.D., came to JSU in July 2011 to serve as the new Vice President for University Advancement. Prior to arriving at JSU, Dr. Lewis served as Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Millsaps College in Jackson, Miss. He has also worked as Assistant Dean for Development at the Florida State University College of Business, and as Director of Development at Andrew College in Georgia. Dr. Lewis graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree from Samford University in Alabama. He went on to achieve his Master of Music and Ph.D. in humanities from Florida State University. He also attended the Williamsburg Development Institute, a professional development course for educational and other tax-exempt fundraisers, at Old Dominion University in Williamsburg, Va. Throughout this educational and professional journey, Dr. Lewis has served on many committees and boards, including the Campus Master Planning Committee and Strategic Planning Committee at Millsaps College, the Academic Dean Search Committee and Presidential Search Committee at Andrew College, as well as the MBA Advisory Board for the College of Business at Florida State University. In 2000, Florida State University awarded him the Fundraiser of the Year award. Dr. Lewis and his wife, Jane, are both natives of Alabama.