Meet the Staff


Meet the Staff | College Relations | Development | Alumni Affairs | Parent Programming

Phone numbers

Alumni Affairs - 859-238-5500

Development - 859-238-5208

College Relations

Richard Trollinger
Vice President for College Relations

Richard Trollinger, who joined Centre in 1994, has more than thirty years of experience in college advancement work. He holds a M.Ed. degree from Vanderbilt University in higher education administration and an M.A. degree from Indiana University in philanthropic studies, and a Ph D. in educational policy studies. He and his wife, Patsi, have twin daughters, Mary and Elizabeth.

Jamey Leahey ’92
Associate Vice President of Legal Affairs and Gift Planning

Jamey works with donors and their advisors to design deferred and estate gifts that best suit their personal and financial goals. Prior to Centre, Jamey served as a general business and litigation attorney with a law firm in Owensboro, Kentucky, having earned his law degree from Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington in 1995. He and his wife, Beth Braswell Leahey ’92, have two children.

Elizabeth Graves
Director for Corporate and Foundation Relations

Elizabeth works with Centre leadership to secure grants that help the college achieve its goals in curriculum development, capital improvements, endowed scholarships and other strategic areas. Prior to coming to Centre, Elizabeth worked at Mountain Association for Community Economic Development in Berea as a project manager and at Alltech in Nicholasville and in Ireland and Asia in marketing. Elizabeth received her M.B.A. from the University of Kentucky in 2001 and her B.A. in history from Princeton University in 1993. She is married and has one son. In her free time, Elizabeth loves to be outdoors, visit museums, enjoy a laugh with friends, or read a good book.

Kathryn Bowles
Associate Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

Kathryn is a native of Bluefield, WV, but has lived in central Kentucky for over 10 years.  She earned two degrees in sociology, a BA from Berea College and an MA from the University of Kentucky.  Her previous employment history includes working with a college consortium to manage student scholarship and faculty fellowship programs.  Her responsibilities at Centre include aiding the development staff to expand the corporate and foundation funding base, and assisting faculty to identify, and prepare proposals to, external funding sources in support of their research interests.

Traci Wilson
Executive Secretary, Office of College Relations

Traci began working at Centre in the Office of College Relations in 2001. She and her husband, Tony, have two children. In her spare time, Traci enjoys reading a good book and writing short stories.

Shawn Lyons ’81
Associate Vice President for Development and Alumni Affairs

Shawn graduated from Centre in 1981 with a B.S. in Biology and a Kentucky Secondary Teaching Certificate. He joined the College's Admission staff immediately after graduation. He served in several administrative positions over the next decade, including Director of Development from 1985-1990. Shawn returned to Centre in his present position in September 2001. In the interim, he served as the chief development officer at Washington College (MD) and the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence and as President of the Ephraim McDowell Health Care Foundation. Shawn is married to the former Amy Hynden '83 and they have 4 children. When he's not asking for gifts to Centre, he can usually be found at hockey, soccer, basketball or quick recall practices and games.

Doug Draut
Director of Leadership Gifts

Doug Draut is originally from Louisville, KY and joined the Centre development staff in 2005, with a focus on leadership and major giving.  He earned his B.A. degree from Eastern Kentucky University and his M.A. from Webster University in St. Louis. He has more than 12 years of fundraising experience and spent more than 20 years in the corporate world in marketing and sales. His family consists of his wife Maureen (Illinois State University), two daughters, Alexis (a student at Berry College) and Hannah (a student at Danville High School), and dogs Parker and Jett. Doug enjoys spending time with his family, being involved at church, handyman projects, exercising and sports.

Caty Mercer McCormick '02
Director of Leadership Gifts

Caty graduated from Centre in 2002 with a B.A. in Government. She then earned her master's degree in Political Science from the University of Louisville. Prior to taking the position with Centre she worked as a Project Manager, Client Manager and Consultant in the healthcare field. Caty and Robert and their two children, Jackson and Ruthie Cate, live in Danville.

Jacky Thomas Seaver '02
Director of Annual Giving

Jacky graduated from Centre in 2002 with a B.A. in English and history, and she completed her master’s degree in higher education administration at the University of Kentucky in 2008.  Prior to accepting the position of Director of Annual Giving in September 2009, Jacky served as the Director of Alumni Affairs for six years.  She also helped to direct the College’s strategic planning efforts as Planning Associate.  Before returning to Centre in 2003, Jacky served as the Associate Director of the Perryville Battlefield Preservation Association.  Jacky and her husband, Rob, live in Danville.

Krista Rinehart '99
Assistant Director of Annual Giving

Krista graduated from Centre in 1999 with a B.A. in history.  She went on to complete a Masters of Public Administration at the University of Kentucky’s Martin School in 2005. Prior to returning to Centre, Krista spent eight years with The Council of State Governments in Lexington, Ky.  As the National Leadership Center Coordinator at CSG, Krista managed a nationally renowned leadership development program for state government officials, the Toll Fellowship Program.  Krista and her husband, Adam Johnson ’97 live in Danville with their five year old daughter, Campbell.  In her spare time Krista serves as the assistant track and field coach at Boyle County High School and enjoys reading, running and traveling.

Laura Coleman Pritchard '05

Director of Campaign Communications

Laura, a native of Calhoun, Kentucky, graduated from Centre in 2005 with a B.A. in Government. She also holds a master’s in communication from the University of Kentucky.  Laura joined the Centre staff in 2011 as the assistant director of marketing and public relations in the College communications office. Prior to returning to her alma mater, Laura worked at the Kentucky Historical Society in Frankfort.  Laura lives in Danville with her husband, Mike (the Centre College head baseball coach) and their two yellow labradors, Cooper and Ozzie.

Jocelyn Kantor '15
Development and Alumni Fellow

Jocelyn, originally from Tampa, Florida, graduated from Centre in 2015 with a BA in International Relations and Politics. As a student, Jocelyn played soccer for Centre, studied abroad in Strasbourg, France for one semester and served as member of Kappa Alpha Theta. After graduation, Jocelyn joined the Alumni and Development Office as the Alumni and Development Fellow. Her responsibilities include assisting the Director of Alumni Affairs with alumni events, supervising the student- led Phonathon and advising the Student Advancement Board. Jocelyn enjoys returning home to Colorado to spend time with her family, traveling, exercising, cooking and reading.

Vickie Glidewell
Assistant to the Director of Annual Giving

A graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, Vickie began working at Centre in 1997. She worked as Division III secretary and as communications assistant before joining the development staff in 2001.

Mary Kay Godbey

Manager of Advancement Information Systems

Mary Kay began working at Centre in 1992. In charge of the database that keeps the Development office running, Mary Kay manages geographic reports, mailing data, and the annual fund summaries. She is also one of the driving forces behind the annual Donor Report. In her free time, Mary Kay enjoys going to the lake, her two dogs, and arguing with the vast number of Duke fans in the office about UK basketball.

Lori Burke

Assistant Manager, Alumni/Development Information Systems

Boyle County native Lori began working at Centre in 1997. She helped transition Centre’s development office to Millennium software in 1999, and she has attended classes to implement the new software. Alumni contact Lori to change their addresses and to obtain alumni lists.

Megan Haake Milby ’03

Director of Alumni Affairs

Megan, a native of Fort Mitchell, Kentucky, graduated from Centre in 2003 with a B.A. in Anthropology. In 2007, she joined Centre's staff as the assistant director of alumni affairs and in 2009 was promoted to director of alumni affairs. Prior to her return to Centre, Megan worked as the marketing coordinator for a commercial real estate firm in the Greater Cincinnati area.  Megan enjoys being involved in the Centre Community and serves as the advisory board chairman for the Epsilon Eta chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta.  Megan and her husband, Kevin, currently reside in Danville, Kentucky.

Colleen Courtwright

Associate Director of Alumni Affairs

Colleen, originally from Louisville, Kentucky, graduated from Transylvania University in 2006 with a B.A. in Business Administration/Marketing and Studio Art. For the past four years Colleen has published a small quarterly professional magazine, and has done additional graphic design work on the side. Colleen enjoys photography, painting, and making stained glass in her free time. Colleen also enjoys running and playing golf with her husband.

Rickie Gay

Assistant to the Director of Alumni Affairs

A Kentucky native with roots in Eastern Kentucky, Rickie and her husband Jamey, moved to Danville in 1988 when he accepted the job as Athletic Trainer in the Centre College Athletics Department.  Danville has been the perfect place to raise their three children, Jameson, Jordan and Jodi.  When not cheering on the Colonels, Rickie loves to sing, read and watch movies.

Mona Gordon Wyatt

Associate Director of Development for Donor Relations & Parent Program

Since joining Centre’s staff in 1979, Mona Wyatt has served as director of special events, director of alumni, and assistant to the president. A journalism graduate from the University of Kentucky, Wyatt serves as a resource to parents. She plans Family Weekend and commencement, organizes the annual Centre Associates dinner, and edits the CentreInsider and the Parents Newsletter. Mona has two sons.

Carol Maddox

Secretary, Office of Parent Program

Phone: 859-238-5208