Development & External Affairs

Development and External Affairs

Staff List

Office of the Vice President

Brad Cheves, Vice President of Development and External Affairs
Heather Shaw, Director, Leadership Gifts
Michele Andrews, External Relations Coordinator
Martha Mendez, VP Office Coordinator
Lisa Meyer, Administrative Assistant

Strategic Affairs:
Robert Bucker, Assistant to the Vice President for Strategic Affairs
David Lott, Administrative Assistant
Michael Clarke, International Campaign Contact

Finance Office:
Yvette Castilla, Financial Officer
Susan Morrison, Assistant Financial Officer
Vali Dicus, Accounting Specialist
Glenn Taylor, Desktop Consultant
Theresa Remek, Manager, Administrative Services
John Saltzgiver, FAS Admin
Jeff Weltman, Help Desk Consultant

Program Services:
Dana Ayres, Executive Director
Martha Coniglio, Special Events
Jeff Lockhart, Manager
Erin Sutton, Manager
Kristi Trail, Assistant Director
Suzy Brack, Administrative Assistant
Sally Garber, Administrative Assistant
Carla Scott, Coordinator
Michelle Metzger, Administrative Assistant
Alex Polanchyck, Administrative Assistant
Bobby Williams, Administrative Assistant

Development and Alumni Affairs

Alumni and Constituent Giving and Alumni Relations:

Marianne Piepenburg, Assistant Vice President for Alumni and Constituent Giving, Executive Director of Alumni Relations
Renee Bowen, Coordinator
Becky Ortiz, Coordinator
Cheryl Williams, Alumni Data Manager

Direct Marketing
Vacant, Associate Director
Kendyl Lyons, Assistant Director, Direct Mail
Linh Nguyen, Assistant Director, Direct Marketing Communications
Erin Morrison, Assistant Director, Telemarketing

Annual and Alumni Giving:
Astria Smith, Director
Jessica Mannon, Officer
Ben Williams, Officer
Vacant, Officer
Rebecca Lang, Events Coordinator
Sherrill Jones, Constituent Support Coordinator

Planned and Endowment Giving:
Amy Eaker, Director
Pamela Batson, Associate Director, Endowment Giving
Tessa Schreiner, Assistant Director, Endowment Giving
John Spaulding, Assistant Director, Planned Giving
Jill Rogers, Advancement Specialist
Nyoka Foltz, Advancement Associate

Alumni Relations & Engagement
Andrew Snow, Director
Mindy Rowland-Hess, Associate Director, Alumni Programming
Timmie Hathorn, Associate Director, Alumni Engagement
Andrew Conwell, Assistant Director, Alumni Engagement
Jackie Walker, Assistant Director, Alumni Engagement
Deah Mitchell, Coordinator, Alumni Programming
Jodi Mosley, Administrative Assistant
Vacant, Administrative Assistant

Development Services:

Charles Headley, Executive Director
Brennan Hadden, Sr. Development Systems Consultant
Rene Reid, Manager, Customer Engagement
Michelle Franklin, Coordinator

Development Management Systems:
Charles Gunderson, Director
Joseph Good, Team Lead Application Developer
Willem Vandenberg, Senior Application Developer
Olice Certain, Senior Application Developer
Ashley Tomberlin, Associate Application Developer
Diane Kucera, Business Systems Analyst, Enhancements
David Gianadda, Business Systems Analyst
Scott Ruff, Business Systems Analyst
Christopher Alvarado, Technical Specialist

Records & Gift Administration:
Austin Westervelt-Lutz, Director
Keven Jones, Business Systems Analyst

Financial Controls:
Jared Calkins, Assistant Director
Cindy Smith, Sr. Gift Specialist

Gift Administration:
Maryann Snyder, Assistant Director
Vickie Atwell, Gift Specialist
Rebecca Sabin, Gift Specialist
Brittany Taylor, Gift Specialist

Constituent Records:
Nicole Brewster, Assistant Director
Alex Estrada, Senior Records Specialist
Roberta Martin, Senior Records Specialist
Sabrena Ssewamala, Records Manager
LaTasha Hunt, Records Specialist
Ginger White, Records Specialist
Dianna Zaragoza, Records Specialist
Sara Rankin, Records Specialist

Development Research and Prospect Management:
Sarah Daly, Director
Janey Rodriguez, Researcher, Special Projects
Amie Jennings, Researcher
Stephanie Iverson, Researcher
Matthew Farrow, Researcher
Vacant, Researcher

Donor Relations:
Emily Williamson, Director
Colleen Durkin, Manager, Donor Recognition
Rachel Reed, Manager, Donor Programs
Janet Dickman, Administrative Assistant

University Development:

Pam Conlin, Assistant Vice President
Lisa Chou, Senior Director, Special Programs
Scott Taylor, Associate Director
Vacant, Financial and Operations Coordinator
Mindy Gardiner, Administrative Assistant

National Major Giving Programs:
Mary Lynn Amoyo, Executive Director, Denver, L.A., S.F., Phoenix
Gina Bratcher, Coordinator
Lori Black, Regional Director of Development, St. Louis, K.C., Oklahoma, Chicago
Stephenie Purnell, Regional Director of Development, Ft. Worth, Austin, San Antonio, West Texas
Pamela Conner, Advancement Associate
Jim Gambulos, Regional Director of Development, East Texas, Houston, New Orleans
Karen Milligan, Advancement Associate
Marcos Moore, Regional Director of Development, New York, D.C., Atlanta, Florida

Parent Giving
Christi Shelton Contreras, Director
Kate Moreland, Coordinator

Corporate and Foundation Relations:
Rob Strauss, Director
Jason Wright, Grant Writer

Athletics Development:
Kurt Pottkotter, Senior Associate Athletic Director for Development
Matthew Peters, Assistant Athletics Director for Development
Bob Sharp, Director of Major Gifts
Vacant, Director of Operations, Athletic Development
Vacant, Assistant Director, Athletics Giving
Purity Ateku, Coordinator, Athletics Development
Kristin Fant, Assistant Director, Athletics Development Operations
Kyle Noesen, Assistant Director, Athletics Giving
Linda Miller, Assistant to the Director of Operations, Athletics Development

Principal Gifts:
Robin Maness, Executive Director
Kris Vetter, Executive Director
Nan Gunter, Coordinator

Central University Libraries
Paulette Mulry, Director of Development
Kelly Baxter, Advancement Associate

Cox School of Business
Laran O'Neil, Director of Development
Catherine Maurer, Assistant Director of Development
Sharon Gambulos, Associate Director of Annual Giving and Stewardship
Fran Lapetina, Advancement Associate

Dedman College
Robin Maness, Director of Development
Jed Schwendiman, Assistant Director of Development
Marguerite Evans, Advancement Associate

Dedman School of Law
Lynn Bozalis, Associate Dean
Vacant, Assistant Director of Development
Janet White, Advancement Associate

Lyle School of Engineering
Ann Fielder, Assistant Dean of Development and Communications
Tobie Smith, Assistant Director of Development
Casey Andrews, Advancement Associate

Meadows School of the Arts
Kris Vetter, Director of Development
Margaret Weinkauf, Assistant Director of Development
Vacant, Advancement Associate

Perkins School of Theology
John Martin, Director of Development
Christina Adamson, Advancement Associate
Joyce Hull, Coordinator, Annual and Class Giving

Simmons School of Education and Human Development
Patti Addington, Director of Development
Pat Keller, Advancement Associate

Student Affairs
Arlene Manthey, Associate Director of Development
Katrina Glenn, Administrative Assistant

Public Affairs

Patti LaSalle, Associate Vice President and Executive Director
Carolyn George, Coordinator

University Periodicals:
Susan White, Director of University Periodicals
Pat Ward, Senior Writer/Editor

News & Communications:
Kent Best, Executive Director
Cherri Gann, Administrative Assistant

News:
Kim Cobb, Director of Media Relations
Nancy George, Senior Public Information Officer
John Gibson, Senior Writer and Producer
Suzanne Massey, Director of Community Outreach
Gary Shultz, Director of Online Media Relations & Communications
Myles Taylor, Manager of Video Communications
Christina Voss, Public Information Officer
Denise Gee, Public Information Officer

Content and Special Projects:
Joan Jackson, Director of Content and Special Projects
Sarah Hanan, Senior Writer / Editor
Margaret Allen, Senior Research Writer
Kathy Tibbetts, Online Editor

Integrated Marketing:
Neil Robinson, Executive Director, Integrated Marketing & Advertising
Kevin Richardson, Senior Writer
Shateria Buie, Coordinator

Production:
Lisa Barnes, Production Director & Senior Designer
Guy Rogers, Production Designer

Design:
Vicki Olvera, Creative Director
Brittney Wallace, Senior Designer & Client Services Administrator
Brooke Carlock, Senior Designer
Alexis Olajay, Client Services Coordinator
Melinda Matthews, Marketing Editorial Director
Karen Shoholm, Proofreader/Editor
Bindu Varghese, Writer

Editorial & Photography:
Laura Graham, Interim Director of Photography
Hillsman Jackson, Senior University Photographer
Clayton Smith, Production Photographer

E-Marketing:
Katy Scott, Director (interim)
Bill Robinson, Developer
Gary O'Berg, E-Marketing Coordinator
Christopher James, Web Manager

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