University Advancement Leadership


  • Kelly Elliston
    , Executive Assistant to the Vice President

  • John H. Barnhill ’92, Associate Vice President for University Advancement and Director of Campaign Operations
  • Elise Hilton, Administrative Assistant
  • Megan McClure, Director of Advancement Communications
  • Emily Ambrose ’18, Coordinator of Advancement Communications

  • Chandler Thompson, Associate Director of Annual Giving
  • Katie Peoples ’06, Assistant Director of Annual Giving
  • Cole Hyman ’16, Coordinator of Annual Giving
  • Megan McLane ’16, Coordinator of Annual Giving

  • Brian Feeley ’03, Senior Director of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving
  • Deidra Smith, Director of Alumni Engagement
  • Jill Hollis ’13 G’17, Associate Director of Alumni Engagement and Campaign Operations
  • Scott Leighty ’09, Senior Alumni Engagement Officer
  • CJ Johnston ’17, Alumni Engagement Officer
  • Ashtyn Foddrell ’19, Alumni Engagement Officer
  • Mary Chayse Haithcock, Coordinator of Alumni Engagement
  • Caroline Blanchard ’17, Coordinator of Affinity and Student Programs
  • Porsha Hughes, Program Assistant
  • Taylor Stuck ’18 G’20, Graduate Apprentice for Alumni Engagement

  • Jozi Snowberger ’07, Senior Director of Parent Engagement
  • Kelly Cordisco ’11, Assistant Director of Parent Engagement
  • Alicia Varcoe ’13, Coordinator of Parent Engagement
  • Emily Lyons, Program Assistant
  • Kathryn Bennett, Life @ Elon Program Coordinator

  • Jeremy Ball, Senior Director of Advancement Services
  • Sarah Bailey, Associate Director of Advancement Services – Data Management
  • Beverly McQueen, Assistant Director of Advancement Services – Gift Records
  • Meagan Lucente, Coordinator of Data Management
  • Selina Moore, Coordinator of Data Management
  • Michelle Martin, Coordinator of Gift Records

  • R. Brian Baker, Associate Vice President for University Advancement
  • Carolyn DeFrancesco, Senior Director of Planned Gifts
  • Merissa Lawson, Director of Development Research
  • Jaleh Hagigh, Director of Campaign Communications and Events
  • Sylvia DuRant, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
  • Tait Arend ’96 G’00, Senior Director of Development
  • Jonathan Miller G’15, Director of Development and the Elon Society
  • John Gardner ’01, Senior Director of Development
  • Jennifer Wright, Associate Director for Presidential Stewardship
  • Connor O’Donnell ’14, Assistant Director of Development
  • Will Powell, Assistant Director of Development
  • Madison Taylor, Development Writer
  • Dan Barmmer, Assistant Director of Development Research
  • Julie Davis, Program Assistant for Major and Planned Giving and Parent Engagement

  • John Keegan ’96, Director of Development for Athletics
  • Raychel Diver ’15, Director of the Phoenix Club
  • Matt Robertson ’15, Assistant Director of Athletics Development
  • Savannah Goodson, Assistant Director of the Phoenix Club

  • Patricia Burton, Director of Donor Relations
  • Vicki Winslow, Assistant Director of Donor Relations
  • Talat Qazi, Senior Coordinator of Donor Relations – Endowments
  • Kara Hawkins, Program Assistant for Donor Relations