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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

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Janice Feichter

Advancement Events Manager


Office of Advancement Services

Katie Stanhagen

Katie Stanhagen

Senior Director of Advancement Services


Ali Lewis

Database Administrator

Russell Conover

Russell Conover '07 MA '10

Advancement Records Specialist


Ashley Guffey

Gift Processor


Sarah Vick

Advancement Services Assistant


Office of Engagement

James Hogan

James Hogan '03

Assistant Vice Chancellor for 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

Jodi John Pippin

Jodi John Pippin

Director of Donor Relations


Rachel Correa

Stewardship Coordinator

Bill Studenc

Bill Studenc MPA '10

Advancement Stewardship Writer


Kaylee Holt

Donor Relations Assistant

Victoria Rudd

Victoria Rudd

Sr. Director of Development, College of Health & Human Sciences

Ben Kees

Ben Kees

Director of Development, College of Arts & Sciences

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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