Susan L. Hester

Director of Development


B.S., North Carolina A & T State University
M.P.H., University of Illinois at Chicago


Susan Hester has more than 20 years of experience in management, fundraising and marketing.  She has comprehensive experience in every aspect of resource development including relational fundraising, prospect identification, task and role description, budget management, staff development, strategic and operational planning and volunteer management.

Ms. Hester is known for her straightforward, enthusiastic management style and her ability to create diverse and collaborative teams.  A visionary and skillful organizer and communicator, she has been driven to link North Carolina Central University’s programs of distinction with the strategic business objectives, research interests and human resource needs of the broader corporate community. Ms. Hester also led NCCU’s successful “Invest in the Vision” $50 million capital campaign. She has served as Chief of Staff under three chancellors and was the direct liaison for all major collaborative initiatives between the university and greater Durham community.


Contact Information

Office: 10
Phone: 919-530-7400
Fax: 919-530-6339