Division of Institutional Advancement and Enrollment Management

In keeping with Fisk University's institutional goals to redesign and restructure its programs, personnel and functions to become more efficient and effective twenty-first century institution, the Division of Institutional Advancement facilitates the understanding, participation, and support of Fisk University's students, faculty, alumni, trustees, parents, friends and other stakeholders who have an interest in advocating for  and supporting the University. The division, through its departments, staff, and volunteers, represents the University with the highest standards of excellence in education and service to a variety of publics.

The Division of Institutional Advancement promotes leadership and engagement of individuals who support the mission and goals of Fisk University and who are willing to volunteer to advance the University. The Division of Institutional Advancement concentrates its efforts on increasing private and public resources to the University and promoting the Fisk brand of academic excellence through consistent communications, marketing and public relations.

Inherent within the mission of the Office of Institutional Advancement is a commitment by its personnel to be responsive to the various constituencies served by Fisk University. In particular, emphasis is placed on professional, courteous, and responsive behavior toward students, parents, alumni, trustees, friends, corporations, foundations and other organizations upon whom Fisk University depends on for support.

The Division of Institutional Advancement carries out its mission through the following offices:


Jens Frederiksen, Ph.D.
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Office: 615.329.8530

Jermaine Fisher
Executive Assistant to the Vice President

Office: 615.329.8530