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13 February 2006

Earl Warren Accepts Institutional Development Post

Earl Warren of Anniston, chief executive officer of the Boys & Girls Clubs of East Central Alabama, will become Jacksonville State University's new director of institutional development effective March 6. 

The position became available when Ms. Melanie Delap left institutional development to accept a new position as JSU's director of development services and executive director of the JSU Foundation, Inc. Warren's duties will include directing the university's annual fund and capital campaign. 

Warren is a certified field service provider and certified professional of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.  He has an extensive background in fundraising at the local, state, and regional level and has been responsible for raising over $2.5 million over the last four years. 

Warren is from Oneonta, Ala., and graduated from Oneonta High School in 1981. He attended JSU on an athletics scholarship and played basketball for the Gamecocks from 1981-85, where in his senior season the team won the national championship.

Warren graduated with a B.S. in sociology. He continued his basketball career professionally in the CBA with the Birmingham Bandits. In 1989, Warren began his Boys & Girls Club journey in Anniston.

Warren served in numerous positions within the Boys & Girls Club organization, including positions as unit director, area director, and regional service director.

In 1991 he moved to Huntsville, Ala., as club director of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Huntsville. From 1995 -1999, Warren founded and grew the Boys & Girls Clubs of North Mississippi in Tupelo. His next stop was in Atlanta, where he served as the southeast regional service director for Boys & Girls Clubs of America. In that capacity, Warren was able to apply his grassroots, hands-on experience to the national-level task of consulting 36 organizations composed of approximately 200 clubs throughout Tennessee and Alabama.

Warren currently serves as the head coach of the Donoho Falcons varsity men's and women's basketball teams. He attends the Moore Ave. Church of Christ. Warren and his wife Melody have two sons, Keenan 12, and Kobe, four.

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