Valerie Day

2016 Board of Directors – Vice-Chair

Carson-Newman University

Vice-President of Advancement


P.O. Box 72017

Jefferson City, TN 37760

Phone: (865) 471-4369



Serving as the Chief Advancement Officer at Carson-Newman University since July 2014, she is responsible for designing and implementing comprehensive institutional advancement programs focused toward the goal of significantly increasing constituent involvement and fund raising outcomes. This function includes responsibility for Carson-Newman Fund, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Major Gifts and Planned Giving, Endowment, Capital Campaigns, Alumni Relations, Donor Relations and Stewardship and Advancement Services. She also serves as a member of the University Leadership Team and maintain close relationships with members of the Board of Trustees and Alumni Association Board. Current budget $10 million with ten direct report team members.


Her previous experiences include the East Tennessee Executive Director for the March of Dimes and Event Coordinator for the City of Maryville. During her time with the City of Maryville, Valerie was heavily involved in the Foothills Fall Festival, one of the South’s most premier events.



Valerie earned her Bachelors of Business Administration from Middle Tennessee State University and completed her Masters of Business Administration, Marketing from Carson-Newman University in 2013.