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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

April Hicks

April Hicks '10 MAEd '16

Executive Assistant

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Gina Steinbicker '84

Business Officer

Janice Feichter

Janice Feichter

Advancement Events Manager


Office of Advancement Operations

Katie Stanhagen

Katie Stanhagen

Senior Director of Advancement Services

Ali Lewis

Ali Lewis '23

Database Administrator

Jake Hensley

Jake Hensley '23

Data Integrity Technician

Ashley Guffey

Ashley Guffey

Gift Processor


Office of Engagement

James Hogan

James Hogan '03

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Engagement

Stacey Miller

Stacey Miller

Director of Alumni Engagement

Amy Bollinger

Amy Bollinger '22

Administrative Support Associate

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Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement

Nia Blackwell '23

Nia Blackwell '23

Coordinator of Affinity Programs

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, Graduate School and Research, Corporations and Foundations

Jennifer Davies

Jennifer Davies MPM '23

Executive Assistant

Claire Huffstutler

Claire Huffstutler '20

Director of Research and Prospect Management

Hailee Locklair

Hailee Locklair '22

Prospect Development Coordinator

Stephanie Edwards

Stephanie Edwards '09 MPM '21

Director of Donor Relations

Rachel Watkins

Rachel Watkins

Stewardship Coordinator

Bill Studenc

Bill Studenc MPA '10

Advancement Stewardship Writer

Ben Kees

Ben Kees

Senior Director of Development, College of Arts & Sciences

Kathleen de la Torre

Kathleen de la Torre MBA '23

Director of Development, College of Health & Human Sciences

Michaela Kelley

Michaela Kelley

Associate Director of Development, Belcher College, Brinson Honors College

Karen Eye

Karen Eye

Associate Director of Development, College of Education & Allied Professions

Kay Waller

Kay Waller

Assistant Director of Development, College of Business



Director of Development, College of Engineering & Technology

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