Professor Weston is originally from Columbia, SC, where he began as a nonprofit volunteer as a teenager. He has been involved in nonprofit advocacy and community development in Washington, DC, Winston-Salem, and other locations on the east coast for over 30 years, as a program director, executive director, board member, board chair, and consultant. He recognized the importance of the new undergraduate Not-for-Profit Management Program when it was first announced by the program’s founder, Dr. Doug Borwick, and offered his service in support of the emerging department. He has been a member of the adjunct faculty since 2006.
Nonprofits provide an extremely valuable contribution to the economic and civic life of the United States, as well as other nations throughout the world, where they are recognized as “non-governmental organizations (NGOs).” Whether your role in such an organization is/will be that of staff person, consultant, or volunteer, understanding how non-for-profit organizations manage and sustain themselves will be important to your success.
Professor Weston believes that influencing the life and direction of students at Salem College is one of the most rewarding vocations possible, and is proud to be a small part of the NFPM program at Salem.
When not teaching at Salem College, Professor Weston serves as a program and resource development consultant through his firm, Weston Consulting, Inc. His clients include community development corporations and other community-based organizations in the Piedmont Triad.