Scotty W. Cooksey, CFRE, joined Texas Tech in 1997 as director of development and external relations for the Texas Tech University College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. He was named associate vice chancellor for Texas Tech University in 2007 and served as interim vice chancellor for Institutional Advancement following the successful completion of Texas Tech University System’s Vision & Tradition campaign.
Prior to joining Texas Tech, Cooksey was director of development for a large non-profit organization in Atlanta with extensive experience in sales and retail.
In 2012, Cooksey’s fundraising accomplishments were recognized with the Outstanding Fundraising Professional Award from the Lubbock Association of Fundraising Professionals. He has also received the Founders Distinguished Service Award from the National Agricultural Alumni and Development Association and the Institutional Advancement Excellence Award from the Texas Tech University System.
Actively involved in the community, Cooksey has served as board president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, National Agricultural Alumni and Development Association, Professional Ag Workers of Texas, and Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Southwest. He has also served as a board member of the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce and National Cowboy Symposium, as well as other local, state and national organizations.
Cooksey received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing from Texas Tech University. He maintains his designation as a Certified Fund Raising Executive, the only internationally recognized professional credential for philanthropic fundraising executives.