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Margaret J. Martin-Hall, Ed

Dr. Margaret J. Martin-Hall, an employee of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB), is director of Development and Title III (a federal grant program).  

External to UAPB, Margaret’s experience includes grant proposal writing and fundraising with economic development and community development corporations.  Her undergraduate studies were at Baldwin Wallace College (Ohio) and Philander Smith College (Arkansas).  Graduate studies were at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.  She earned a doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.  Margaret has also received formal training in all aspects of fundraising including grant and proposal writing, planned giving, major gifts, annual fund, phonathons (telephone solicitation), special events, and capital campaigns.  She holds a certificate in fund raising management from the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University and participated in the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund National Capacity Building Training.  Margaret is a 2005 graduate of Leadership Pine Bluff.

During her tenure as director of University Relations and Development, much was accomplished. Fundraising results consistently exceeded $1,000,000 for the first time in the history of the institution; endowments increased by more than $3,000,000 within a ten year period—the largest increase to date; and the direct marketing center and the Annual Phonathon, now in its 15th year, were established.

Margaret has served on the board of the Arkansas Association of Fundraising Professionals where she held the positions of assistant program chair, program chair, and president elect. She also served on the Diversity Committee of the Association of Fundraising, International.  She is also a member of Zeta Nu Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta (English Honor Society) and the Pine Bluff Branch of the National Association of University Women.  

She is married (Arthur) and is the mother of five children and grandmother of seven.