Vanderbilt-Ingram senior development director to lead Belmont’s fundraising initiatives
Following a four-month nationwide search, Belmont University announced today that Dr. Perry Moulds, senior director of development for the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, has been named vice president for development and external relations. He will begin his new role at Belmont on Aug. 5.
In his new position, Moulds will oversee all philanthropic initiatives for the University, including major gifts, corporate and foundation giving, grants and alumni giving. He also will provide leadership for marketing and public relations to ensure that all Belmont development and marketing operations are fully integrated with the University’s priorities and are aligned with its strategic objectives.
Belmont University President Bob Fisher said, “Dr. Moulds is a master at cultivating relationships, creating brand presence and leading higher education fundraising efforts. We are extremely excited to welcome such a successful leader to the Belmont community.”
Moulds will replace Dr. Bethel (Bo) Thomas, vice president of university advancement, who will retire from Belmont in October. Thomas’ contributions to Belmont over the past 10 years are reflected in the University’s fundraising achievements and alumni engagement, and his success is evident in the relationships he has cultivated with donors, alumni, faculty, staff and students.
Moulds will lead the strategic direction for Belmont’s development, advancement services, alumni relations, marketing and public relations teams as well as manage University special initiatives. He will provide facilitation for the Board of Trust Development Committee and oversee the recruitment and training of volunteer leadership in fundraising visibility efforts.
“Belmont University provides every aspect of what I’m looking for in the next phase of my career: a world-class learning environment, a dedicated community and a compelling case for philanthropy. In addition to a rich history and solid foundation, Belmont has also generated an amazing upward trajectory that is rare in today’s higher education field. I’m excited by the opportunity to join the Belmont family and to be a part of this dynamic institution’s future,” Moulds said.
Moulds previously served as regional director of development for the Vanderbilt University Medical Center and held several development roles over nine years at the University of Mississippi. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree and a Master of Arts degree from the Higher Education Administration program at the University of Mississippi, where he also received a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and public relations with a minor in political science.