Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Kim Blair

Kim Blair


As VPIA Kim oversees all of the fund raising for the college, as well as Public Relations, Alumni & Family Services and the Blue Ridge Institute.

Blair brings a history of success to Ferrum, having most recently served as Development Director for the Virginia Tech College of Architecture and Urban Design. While there, she was instrumental in raising $8 million toward the successful completion of a $35 million goal as part of Tech’s $1 billion “Invent the Future” campaign.

Prior to Virginia Tech, Blair earned her stripes at Roanoke College where she served as Regional Development Representative, Director of Alumni Giving, Director of Alumni and Parent and Annual Programs and Development Director. During her service as Development Director, Roanoke College  successfully raised $83 million for its “The Difference” campaign, surpassing the goal of $65 million.

Blair has been busy since arriving at Ferrum instigating efforts for all constituents of the College to find meaningful ways to serve in addition to giving financial support. She and her staff are working to strengthen and maintain the current program and the division as well as establishing a Planned Giving Office, reinvigorating fund raising for the Hank Norton Center, the Hart International Plaza, the Ferrum Fund, and planning for future initiatives such as the Centennial Campaign.

Kim can be reached at:
(540) 365-4211
kblair@ferrum.edu