Meet the Staff

 

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


Phone numbers

Alumni Engagement - 859.238.5500, toll free 877.678.9822
Development - 859.238.5208

College Relations


Richard Trollinger
Vice President for College Relations

Richard Trollinger, who joined Centre in 1994, has more than forty years of experience in college advancement work. In addition, 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. from the University of Kentucky in educational policy studies. He is co-author with John R. Thelin of Philanthropy and American Higher Education (2014).

richard.trollinger@centre.edu

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.  He also serves as the College’s general counsel and teaches the occasional class during the College’s three-week CentreTerm.  Jamey earned his law degree from Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington in 1995. He and his wife, Beth Braswell Leahey '92, have two children, Patrick '19 and Kate.

jamey.leahey@centre.edu

Elizabeth Graves
Director for Corporate and Foundation Relations

Elizabeth works with Centre leadership to secure corporate and foundation grants and gifts that help the college achieve its strategic goals in curriculum development, capital improvements, the creation of endowed scholarships, and enhancement of the student experience. 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 has lived abroad in Ireland and Hong Kong with prior roles in international marketing, news publishing, and non-profit program management. 

elizabeth.graves@centre.edu

Kathryn Bowles
Associate Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

Kathryn has degrees from Berea College and the University of Kentucky. Her previous employment history includes working with a college consortium to manage student scholarship and faculty fellowship programs. Her primary responsibilities at Centre include sponsored research administration and assisting the director of corporate and foundation relations. 

kathryn.bowles@centre.edu

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, Ashley and Ryan, and a granddaughter, Taylor. In her spare time, Traci enjoys reading a good book and writing short stories.

traci.wilson@centre.edu



Shawn Lyons ’81
Associate 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.

shawn.lyons@centre.edu

Doug Draut
Director of Leadership Gifts 

Doug Draut is originally from Louisville, Kentucky and has his B.S. from Eastern Kentucky University and M.A. from Webster University. Following 20 years in the corporate world, he joined the Centre development staff in 2005 as the director of leadership gifts.  In his role, Doug masterminds major gifts for a fourteen state territory, manages the 50th reunion committee each year, and oversees the Parents Fund. Doug and his wife, Maureen, have two daughters (Alexis and Hannah), and two dogs (Parker and Jett). Doug enjoys spending time with his family, working handyman projects, and being an armchair sports enthusiast.

doug.draut@centre.edu

Mary McKee Hunt '80

Director of Leadership Gifts

mary.hunt@centre.edu

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.  Jacky and her husband, Rob, live in Danville with their son, Ben.

jacky.seaver@centre.edu

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.rinehart@centre.edu

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.pritchard@centre.edu

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 Engagement with 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.

jocelyn.kantor@centre.edu

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.  In her spare time Vickie enjoys walking, boating, and watching sports.  Vickie and her husband, Chris, live in Danville. 

vickie.glidewell@centre.edu

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, the transfer of data between various software vendors and the annual fund summaries. She is also one of the driving forces behind the annual Donor Report.

marykay.godbey@centre.edu


Lori Burke Assistant
Manager, Alumni / Development Information Systems

Danville 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 can contact Lori to change their addresses and to obtain alumni lists. Lori and her husband Jeremy still live in Danville with their children, Riley and Maggie.

lori.burke@centre.edu

Megan Haake Milby ’03
Director of Alumni Engagement

Megan graduated from Centre in 2003 with a B.A. in Anthropology. In 2007, she joined Centre's staff and in 2009 was promoted to director of alumni engagement. Megan stays active on campus by serving as chair of the Human Resources Committee and director of the Creative Campus initiative. Locally, she serves as a board member for CASA of the Bluegrass and as an alumnae member of Kappa Alpha Theta. Megan and her husband, Kevin, reside in Danville, Ky.

megan.milby@centre.edu

Colleen Courtwright
Associate Director of Alumni Engagement

Colleen, originally from Louisville, Kentucky, graduated from Transylvania University in 2006 with a B.A. in Business Administration/Marketing and Studio Art. For eight years Colleen has published a small quarterly professional magazine. Colleen lives in Nicholasville with her husband, Alex, and her son, Henry.

colleen.courtwright@centre.edu

Rickie Gay
Assistant to the Director of Alumni Engagement

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.  Rickie joined the Centre staff in 2012.

rickie.gay@centre.edu


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 Parents Newsletter. Mona has two sons, Andrew and John '15.

mona.wyatt@centre.edu

Carol Maddox
Secretary, Office of Parent Programs

Carol Maddox joined the development staff as secretary in October 2011.  She is the assistant to the Director of Parent Programs and also provides clerical support for the capital fundraising initiative, the grants writing staff and in-house legal counsel.  Carol worked in classified advertising at the Advocate Messenger and as a supervisor and assistant manager at Peeble's Department store.  She was also a loan input clerk at Farmers National Bank.  Carol's husband Randy works as Centre as an electrician.

carol.maddox@centre.edu