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Dinah A. Schuster

Executive Director, NCALS Research Foundation Board | Senior Director of Philanthropy, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Office of College Advancement

Raleigh, NC


With an expansive background in development and advancement in higher education spanning twenty years, Dinah Schuster joined the North Carolina State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) Advancement team as the Senior Director of Development for the Plant Sciences Initiative and Executive Director for the North Carolina Agricultural and Life Sciences Research Foundation Board (NCALS) October 2019. Her experience includes private philanthropic giving and corporate/industry engagement as well as campaign development, and management oversight. She last served as Director of Development at Louisiana State University in the School of Veterinary Medicine and as Senior Director of Development for the LSU AgCenter and College of Agriculture. Her experience working with other Land Grant institutions include Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana and Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Additionally Dinah has served as lead fundraiser for the Tulsa Ballet and the Charleston Ballet Company. 


B.A. English Oklahoma State University

M.S. International Studies Oklahoma State University 2002