Shawn Lyons '81
Vice President for Development and Alumni Engagement
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 current role 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. He and his wife, Amy Hynden Lyons '83, have four adult children.
Liz Soben Haynes '88
Director of Leadership Gifts
Liz graduated from Centre in 1988 with a B.A. in Government and French. She has an M.S. in Geology from the University of Kentucky and completed her dissertation on orogenic gold deposits of Alaska from Colorado School of Mines. Liz has served on the U.K. College of Arts and Sciences alumni advisory board and was the Chairman of the Geology Alumni Advisory Board at U.K. After 20+ years in the oil and gas industry, living in Australia and around the world, Liz has turned her focus toward giving back to her alma mater, Centre, and in November of 2016, accepted the position of Director of Leadership Gifts at the College. Her husband, Doug Haynes '87, is an alumnus and her daughter, Amy Haynes '20, is a student at Centre.