University Advancement Staff

University AdvancementAdvancement Services | Alumni Relations | Annual Giving | Development

Our general mail and fax information is:

Mowry Alumni Center
Ohio Wesleyan University
61 S. Sandusky St.
Delaware, OH 43015
Fax: +1-740-368-3328

 


University Advancement

Colleen Garland


Vice President for University Advancement
ccgarlan@owu.edu
740-368-3015
Colleen holds a B.A. in Organizational Communication from the Ohio State University.  She has over 20 years of fundraising experience and is a former president of the Central Ohio Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Colleen leads a team of thirty professionals who seek to advance the University through private support. Members of the Advancement division seek to engage alumni, families and friends in the life of the institution through meaningful volunteer involvement, partnership and financial support.
 

 

Kathryn Earls


Assistant to the Vice President for University Advancement
kjearls@owu.edu
740-368-3312
Kathy holds a B.A. in criminal justice from the Ohio State University. She has over 7 years of experience in higher education.

Kathy assists the Vice President for University Advancement.
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Advancement Services

Jeremy Ball


Director of Advancement Services
jdball@owu.edu
740-368-3319
Jeremy earned a B.S. in Computer Science from Eastern Michigan University and a M.B.A. from Capital University. Jeremy has 7 years of University Advancement experience.

Jeremy is responsible for the oversight and management of our Advancement Services department which includes budgeting, data entry, database management, gift processing, reporting, research, stewardship and training.

Mindie Burke


Gifts Processing Coordinator
msbennet@owu.edu
740-368-3304
Mindie is responsible for the gift and pledge entry, receipting, matching gift recording, and event registration payment processing.

Jeanette Kraus


Alumni Records Supervisor
jlkraus@owu.edu
740-368-3318
Jeanette attended Columbus College of Art and Design and Ohio Wesleyan University. Jeanette first started at Ohio Wesleyan as a Records Clerk and has held other positions such as Receptionist for Buildings and Grounds and Records Manager.

Jeanette is responsible for database management which includes data review and audit, data imports, and reporting. She also oversees departmental student workers.
 

Maureen Feeney Reese


Assistant Director of Advancement Services
mereese@owu.edu
740-368-3308
Maureen graduated from the University of Dayton with a Bachelor's degree in History. She earned a Master's of Education from Miami University in educational administration. Maureen has more than twenty years of experience in higher education and has been in University Advancement for six years.

Maureen assists the Director of Advancement Services with an emphasis on donor relations and stewardship.

Rebecca Sherman


Assistant Director of Advancement Services
rcsherma@owu.edu
740-368-3305
Rebecca earned a B.A. from Bowling Green State University with a major in Business. She has 10 years of University Advancement experience.

Rebecca assists the Director of Advancement Services with an emphasis on research, training, and database management.

Kaitlin Thomas '09


Constituent Records Coordinator
kethomas@owu.edu
740-368-3316
Kaitlin earned a B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan University in 2009 with majors in history and journalism. She has been with Ohio Wesleyan since graduation, working in the Purchasing office before joining the Advancement Services team.

Kaitlin is responsible for the daily maintenance and research of our constituent records including biographical, contact, and employment information. She also provides assistance to those working with the University Advancement website.
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Alumni Relations

Brenda DeWitt


Director of Alumni Relations
bedewitt@owu.edu
740-368-3329
Brenda earned a B.A. from Wittenberg University with a major in Political Science. She has worked at Ohio Wesleyan as the Assistant Swim Coach and in the Alumni Office as the Alumni Relations Coordinator, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations, and Director of Alumni Relations.

Brenda oversees the programs and initiatives of the Alumni Relations Office and is responsible for supporting the Alumni Association Board of Directors, the 25th, 50th and 55th reunions, various affinity groups, the “W” Association Hall of Fame, encouraging general alumni engagement and communications with alumni, including The Ohio Wesleyan Magazine and the Bishop Banter monthly newsletter.

Julia Prince Hatfield '06


Assistant Director of Alumni Relations
jphatfie@owu.edu
740-368-3042
Julia earned a B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan with a major in Politics & Government, and an M.A. from The Ohio State University in Higher Education and Student Affairs.

Julia is responsible for young alumni and student programming within the Alumni Relations Office. She advises the Senior Class, coordinates the social aspects of 5th, 10th, 15th and 20th reunions, plans events for young alumni and current students, and supervises the Legacy Internship Program. In addition, Julia is working to develop young alumni leadership groups in the Bishop Pride cities of Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, New York and Washington DC.

Chris Lemanski


Alumni Relations Assistant
cclemans@owu.edu
740-368-3326
Chris earned a B.A. from Otterbein College with a major in Psychology. She has 2 years of experience in University Advancement.

Chris provides office support to the team in Alumni Relations.

Ed Lenane


Associate Director of Alumni Relations - Volunteer Coordinator
ewlenane@owu.edu
740-368-3046
Ed earned a B.S. in Secondary Education from SUNY Plattsburgh and a M.Ed. in Higher Education from the University of South Carolina. He has 8 years of University Advancement experience.

Ed works closely with the Office of Admissions to support University Enrollment efforts through the Alumni/Parent Admissions Recruitment Team (A/PART). In addition he supports Alumni & Parent Engagement opportunities across the country through the Bishop Pride initiative, specifically focusing on the regions of Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, New York and Washington DC.

Emily Roudebush

 
Assistant Director of Alumni Relations - Event Planning
ejroudeb@owu.edu
740-368-3330
Emily holds a B.A. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from Baldwin Wallace University.

Emily is charged with the logistical planning of most University Advancement events. She oversees the planning of Alumni Weekend, Homecoming and Family Weekends, works with volunteers for reunions and regional alumni events, and does marketing for most events including website, emails and invitations. Emily also works with the 30th, 35th, 40th and 45th reunion class.

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Annual Giving

Jennifer Roberts


Director of Annual Giving
jjrobert@owu.edu
740-368-3302

Jennifer earned a B.A. from Denison University with a major in Art History and a minor in Studio Art. She worked in the public sector as a process and business management consultant for 5 years. She has 10 years of fundraising experience in both non-profit and higher education with the United Way, Denison University and Central Ohio Technical College and The Ohio State University.

Jennifer provides leadership to the Ohio Wesleyan team and manages the 50th reunion giving program and the class leaders from 1962-1967.

Carol Burns


Secretary, Ohio Wesleyan Fund
cjburns@owu.edu
740-368-3306
Carol earned a B.S. in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Ohio University and a M.S. in Audiology from Kent State University. She has previously worked at Ohio Wesleyan University as the Secretary to the Provost. She holds 4 years of University Advancement experience.

Carol provides general office support to the Annual Giving team.

 

Corey Hukill


Assistant Director of Annual Giving
cwhukill@owu.edu
740-368-3307
Corey graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology. Before coming to Ohio Wesleyan Corey worked in the Annual Giving department at The Ohio State University. He has been working in higher education fundraising for over 5 years.

Corey manages the 25th, 30th, 40th and 45th reunion giving program and the class leaders from 1970-1989.

Ashley Waltermeyer


Phonathon Coordinator
aswalter@owu.edu
740-368-3311
Ashley graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Media Production. Before coming to Ohio Wesleyan Ashley worked in the Annual Giving department at The Ohio State University. She has been working in higher education fundraising for over 5 years.

Ashley manages the phonathon, student philanthropy and young alumni giving.

Emily Winnenberg


Assistant Director of Annual Giving
ehwinnen@owu.edu
740-368-3944
Emily earned a B.S. from Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University with a major in Organizational Communication and a concentration in Business Development. Emily has 4 years of University Advancement experience.

Emily manages Team OWU, the annual athletic fundraising program, Ohio Wesleyan’s Faculty and Staff Campaign, 15th and 20th reunion giving program and class leaders from 1990 – 1999.

Miranda Zink

Associate Director of Annual Giving
mlzink@owu.edu
740-368-3303
Miranda earned a B.A. in Journalism with a focus on Public Relations and Marketing from the Ohio State University. She worked in the Athletics Communications office at Ohio State University for four years, before finding her passion for fundraising. Miranda served as the Director of Development for over six years with A Kid Again, learning the true meaning of relationships.

Miranda manages the Parents Fund, Parents Leadership Council and the Golden Years’ reunion giving program and class leaders.

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Development
 

 

Chris Delisio


Assistant Vice President for University Advancement
cjdelisi@owu.edu
740-368-3324
Chris holds a B.A. from the Hiram College and an M.B.A. from Kent State University. He has over 20 years of fundraising experience.

Chris builds relationships with, and provides service to, alumni, parents and friends of Ohio Wesleyan University with the goal of securing philanthropic support for Ohio Wesleyan University. Specifically, he focuses his efforts in New York City, Connecticut, Northeast Ohio and Central Ohio. In addition, he also oversees the Development, Gift Planning and Corporate and Foundation Relations teams.

David Chambliss


Development Officer
dbchambl@owu.edu
740-368-3322
David earned a B.A. from Bowling Green State University with a major in Interpersonal Communication and a M.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Clemson University. He has 3 years of University Advancement experience.

David builds relationships with, and provides service to, alumni, parents and friends of Ohio Wesleyan University with the goal of securing philanthropic support for Ohio Wesleyan University. Specifically, he focuses his efforts in California, Washington, Oregon, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Hawaii and Central Ohio.
 

 

Amanda Compton


Development Officer
afcompto@owu.edu
740-368-3016
Amanda earned a B.S. from Vanderbilt University with a major in Human and Organizational Development, and a J.D. and M.A. from The Ohio State University. She has over 2 years of University Advancement experience.

Amanda builds relationships with, and provides service to, alumni, parents and friends of Ohio Wesleyan University with the goal of securing philanthropic support for Ohio Wesleyan University. Specifically, she focuses her efforts in Michigan, Northwest Ohio, New York State, New Jersey and Central Ohio.

Karen Crosman


Director of Foundation, Corporate, and Governmental Relations
klcrosma@owu.edu
740-368-3104
Karen earned a B.S. in Social Work from Ohio University and has completed some graduate work in Preventive Medicine at the Ohio State University. She holds 18 years of University Advancement experience.

Karen builds relationships with, and provides service to, foundations, corporations, organizational and governmental agencies with the goal of securing philanthropic support for Ohio Wesleyan University.

Joni Garloch


Development Office Assistant
jlgarloc@owu.edu
740-368-3057
Joni earned a B.S. in Business Administration concentrating in Advertising and Public Relations from Youngstown State University. She has 3 years of University Advancement experience.

Joni supports the entire Development Team in their mission to build relationships with, and provide service to, alumni, parents and friends of Ohio Wesleyan University with the goal of securing philanthropic support for Ohio Wesleyan University.

Jenny Joerger


Development Officer for Gift Planning
jajoerge@owu.edu
740-368-3043
Jenny earned a B.A. from the University of Indianapolis in Political Science and History and a J.D. from the Ohio State University. She has 8 years of University Advancement experience.

Jenny builds relationships with, and provides service to, alumni, parents and friends of Ohio Wesleyan University with the goal of securing philanthropic support for Ohio Wesleyan University. Specifically, she focuses her efforts in Indiana, Eastern Pennsylvania, Florida, Southwest Ohio and Central Ohio. Jenny also works with the Tower Society, OWU's recognition society for donors who have made estate provisions for the University.

Jim Mendenhall '73


Development Officer
jamenden@owu.edu
740-368-3060
Jim earned a B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan University with a major in Botany and Bacteriology.

Jim builds relationships with, and provides service to, alumni, parents and friends of Ohio Wesleyan University with the goal of securing philanthropic support for Ohio Wesleyan University. Specifically, he focuses his efforts in Illinois, Southwest Ohio, Colorado, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Montana, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Kentucky.

Annie Griffith Seiler '75


Senior Development Officer
agseiler@owu.edu
410-464-1299
Annie earned a B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan University with a major in Education. She has held numerous positions at Ohio Wesleyan in the Admissions office, Alumni Relations Office and Development Office. She has 23 years of University Advancement experience.

Annie builds relationships with, and provides service to, alumni, parents and friends of Ohio Wesleyan University with the goal of securing philanthropic support for Ohio Wesleyan University. Specifically, she focuses her efforts in Maryland, Washington DC, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, South Caroline, Georgia and Central Ohio.
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