The Advancement Committee will work with the President of the College and the College’s relevant office(s) in defining, executing, and enhancing a sustained fund-raising, alumni engagement and institutional image/public relations program consistent with the College’s other long-term plans. The Advancement Committee will receive regular reports of relevant plans, activities, and productivity from the College.


  • Peter Calvert
  • Laura Ferguson
  • Michael Kahn (Chair)
  • Susie McCurry
  • John “Fritz” Schwaller
  • Barry Thomas (ex officio)
  • Sheryl Walter
  • Eric Whitaker
  • Connie Wimer (Vice Chair)

Faculty Appointee

  • Caleb Elfenbein, Religious Studies; History


  • Adam Laug, Director of Development
  • Jayn Chaney, Director of Alumni and Donor Relations
  • Mae Parker, Director of Annual Giving
  • Debra Lukehart, Vice President for Communications