Fregilia Lane has been working with the University of Houston Libraries since 2008. She enjoys the challenges of planning and executing activities that are based around fundraising and advancement principles. Fregilia started her career as an administrative assistant for the Office of Development and was promoted to development coordinator in March 2012. She works closely with the library development team to help implement advancement programs such as the library’s annual fund, the library’s endowment program (including the Acorn Endowment) and donor legacy program (The 1927 Society), direct mail projects, the Hamill Foundation scholarship program, special events, stewardship activities, and public relations. She also helps to process annual, major and planned gifts to the UH Libraries and works closely with the library’s business administrator on the development budget and any routine audits.
Fregilia is originally from Mississippi and earned her bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Mississippi. She is currently working on her master’s degree in clinical psychology from Texas Southern University. Before coming to work at the UH Libraries, she previously worked at the University of Mississippi with the Steps to Success program, a retention program for minority students. Once she moved to Houston she rekindled her love of libraries and working on a university campus by joining the staff of the UH Libraries. Her areas of interest and expertise include public speaking, event coordination, Sunguard Higher Education, volunteer recruitment and alumni relationship building.