LaJuana Chenier is a regional development director for UNCF. In this role, LaJuana is responsible for the yearly fundraising initiatives totaling $4.7 million in the states of Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and New Mexico. Prior to joining UNCF, she was the associate vice president of development/chief of staff at Xavier University of Louisiana. She brings to UNCF more than 25 years of professional fundraising experience raising more than $30 million dollars in the nonprofit sector.
LaJuana received her bachelor of arts in communications from Xavier University of Louisiana. She is a Kresge Foundation Advancement Fellow alumna. She has also served as the director of alumni relations and coordinator of alumni and professional affairs for the College of Pharmacy at Xavier. LaJuana also worked as the associate producer for WVUE television.
She is a member of the association of fundraising professionals. LaJuana is a recipient of the CASE Faculty Star Award and has done numerous fundraising sessions as well as serving as a contributing writer and on the editorial review committee for "Changing the Odds: Lessons learned from the Kresge HBCU Initiative."