Chief Advancement Officer
Wanda Scott comes to Pacific School of Religion from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, where she served as Director of Development for the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing. There she successfully raised significant campaign and major gifts, collaborating with faculty, dean and volunteers, and partnering closely with Alumni Relations and Institutional Giving.
Wanda has over 16 years’ experience in nonprofit administration in key development and marketing roles. Prior to joining Case Western Reserve University, Wanda served as the Assistant Director for Community Relationships for John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio; Corporate Development Director for the Northern Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council; and Manager of Corporate Sponsorships for the Cleveland Orchestra. Earlier in her career, she served as an account executive with United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta, and was Marketing and Development Director of the International Society of Hypertension in Blacks.
Wanda holds a BA in Religious Studies from Cleveland State University, Ohio, and a Master of Theological Studies from Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, where she focused on Biblical Studies and Feminist Interpretations of the New Testament, as well as Hebrew and Biblical Greek. Wanda has been an Adjunct Religion Instructor at John Carroll University, and also at Cuyahoga Community College. She has moderated and served on panels on interreligious dialogue and religious education, and presented workshops on the topic. She contributed the chapter “The Religion Classroom as a Site for Justice” to the 2016 book, Comparative Theology in the Millennial Classroom: Hybrid Identities, Negotiated Boundaries (Routledge, 2016).
Wanda has served on professional and community boards in the Cleveland area, and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the American Academy of Religion.
Bachelor of Arts, Religious Studies, Cleveland State University
Master of Theological Studies, Candler School of Theology at Emory University