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Audra Vaz

Title: Assistant Dean for Advancement
Senior Director of Development
School of Music
Email: audra.vaz@sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-9732
Office: School of Music
Koger Center for the Arts
1051 Greene St
Columbia, SC 29201

Audra Vaz is the Assistant Dean for Advancement and Senior Director of Development for the School of Music and the Koger Center for the Arts. She oversees the fundraising and communications functions in each, with the goal of developing philanthropic relationships with our many communities.

Audra has nearly 30 years of fundraising and communications experience. She previously worked at Appalachian State University and Florida Atlantic University in both their Arts/Music programs, as well as for several nonprofit organizations with missions dedicated to residential foster care, development disabilities, and disaster relief.

She holds a BS in Communications from Grand Valley State University, a Master of Nonprofit Management from Florida Atlantic University, and is a doctoral candidate at Appalachian State University. Her research area examines expressions of gratitude and how they may influence giving.


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