Pogue joins MSU College of Business fundraising efforts

Lilly Pogue

Contact: Amy Cagle

STARKVILLE, Miss.— Lilly Pogue is the new assistant director of development for the College of Business and its Richard C. Adkerson School of Accountancy at Mississippi State University. She begins her new role this month.

A native of Galesburg, Illinois, Pogue earned a bachelor’s degree in hospitality management from the University of Missouri in 2017. While there, she held two internships within the university’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, one being with the Alumni Association. Most recently, Pogue spent three years as a development specialist for the Muscular Dystrophy Association national office in Chicago, Illinois.

Jack McCarty, the MSU Foundation's executive director of development, said Pogue “brings fresh ideas and enthusiasm to flourish in her new role at Mississippi State as assistant major gift fundraiser for the business college.”

Pogue joins Stephen Lack, a veteran fundraiser who is the college’s director of development. Together, they will work to secure major gifts for the large, more than 100-year-old academic unit and its Adkerson School of Accountancy.

“I am excited to join Mississippi State and look forward to working with loyal business and accounting alumni and friends as I become involved with major gift fundraising,” said Pogue.

In searching for new career opportunities in higher education, Pogue was drawn to MSU.

“Once I accepted the job, surprisingly I had multiple people from various parts of my life reach out. I am now connected or reconnected with people who work at MSU. It's amazing how small the world really is,” she said.

She continued, “Throughout college and post-graduation, I realized I had a passion for helping other students grow and become successful. My talents are found within fundraising and development, so when I learned of the position I knew this would be an amazing opportunity to relocate and further my career at MSU because of its excellent reputation.”

Pogue may be reached at lpogue@foundation.msstate.edu or (662) 325-9055. Her office will be located in the Leo W. Seal Family Business Complex at McCool Hall.

For more on the MSU Foundation, visit www.msufoundation.com.

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