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Division of Advancement
Western Carolina University
One University Drive
201 H.F. Robinson Building
Cullowhee, NC 28723
800.492.8496 (toll-free)

Jamie T. Raynor

Jamie T. Raynor

Vice Chancellor for Advancement

Stephanie Edwards

Stephanie Edwards '09 MPM '21

Executive Assistant

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Gina Steinbicker '84

Business Officer

Janice Feichter

Janice Feichter

Advancement Events Manager


Office of Advancement Services

Katie Stanhagen

Katie Stanhagen

Senior Director of Advancement Services

Ali Lewis

Ali Lewis

Database Administrator

Russell Conover

Russell Conover '07 MA '10

Advancement Records Specialist

Ashley Guffey

Ashley Guffey

Gift Processor


Sarah Vick

Advancement Services Assistant


Office of Engagement

James Hogan

James Hogan '03

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Engagement

Stacey Miller

Stacey Miller

Director of Alumni Engagement


Amy Bollinger '22

Administrative Support Associate

Cayela Bauknecht

Cayela Bauknecht '14

Affinity Coordinator

Tanner Norman

Tanner Norman '21

Advancement Communications Specialist

Rebekah Cheney

Rebekah Cheney

Director of Annual Giving

Ali Smith

Ali Smith '20

Assistant Director of Annual Giving: Chatty Cats

Tenisea Higgins

Tenisea Higgins '06

Assistant Director of Annual Giving: Student and Young Alumni Engagement


Office of Development 

Ben Pendry

Ben Pendry '07

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Development, College of Business, Brinson Honors College, Graduate School and Research, Corporations and Foundations

Jennifer Davies

Jennifer Davies

Executive Assistant

Claire Huffstutler

Claire Huffstutler '20

Director of Research and Prospect Management

Hailee Locklair

Hailee Locklair '22

Prospect Development Coordinator

Rachel Correa

Rachel Correa '18

Stewardship Coordinator

Bill Studenc

Bill Studenc MPA '10

Advancement Stewardship Writer

Kaylee Holt

Kaylee Holt

Donor Relations Assistant

Ben Kees

Ben Kees

Director of Development, College of Arts & Sciences

Michaela Kelley

Michaela Kelley

Associate Director of Development, Belcher College, Brinson Honors College

Matthew Kemper

Matthew Kemper MPM '21

Associate Director of Development, College of Engineering & Technology, Hunter Library

Toni Nelson

Toni Nelson

Associate Director of Development, College of Education and Allied Professions

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