With more than 20 years of professional experience with community and project development, Tiffani Underwood is stepping into a new role at the college.
After serving for three years as the college’s coordinator of community development and on-site manager of the Dalton IDEA Center, Underwood now is moving into the role of
director of development for PHCC and the executive director of the PHCC Foundation.
After Greg Hodges vacated the vice president for institutional advancement position in 2017 to move to another division in the college, PHCC restructured the advancement division and asked Underwood to serve as the interim director of development for the division.
“As interim director, Tiffani has been so faithful to this position and to the college,” said Ron Haley, the chair of PHCC’s Foundation Board. “Through a time of transition, Tiffani kept the foundation and the foundation board running smoothly. She has more than proven herself to be an exceptional director. I know I speak for everyone on the foundation board when I say that we couldn’t be more pleased to hear that she will be accepting the director position.”
Underwood has a diverse background in both the business and non-profit sectors. Before joining PHCC, she was the executive director of United Way of Henry County and Martinsville, community planner and executive director of the West Piedmont Business Development Center, director of business operations for Athena Innovative Solutions (formerly MZM, Inc.), and marketing and research specialist for the Martinsville Economic Development Corp.
Underwood is receiving her masters of business administration degree from Louisiana State University at Shreveport this month. She also has a bachelor of arts degree in economics from the University of Mary Washington and an associate of arts in communication design from Virginia Western Community College.