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July 15, 2019

From KSU Foundation: New hires and promotions

Submitted by Allie Lousch

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Since January, the Kansas State University Foundation has hired eight new team members and promoted nine to boldly advance K-State.

Georgina Clemens and Quinlan Stein have been hired as KSU Foundation's first digital development officers. Clemens is a 2017 K-State graduate from the College of Business Administration. Originally from Emporia, she brings her corporate experience to serve Kansas State University priorities. Stein grew up in Dodge City and graduated from Southwestern College with a degree in history and minors in religion, philosophy and leadership.

Devin Harmer, development officer for universitywide programs, is a K-State graduate in finance and marketing. He joins the KSU Foundation after serving in several roles at Cerner Corporation.

Chelsie Sanders joins the KSU Foundation's talent, culture and human resources department as a talent development specialist. Sanders began her professional career in banking and moved into human resources as a human resources/training manager role with HCI Hospitality.

Stephanie Soash has returned to the KSU Foundation as a gift planning specialist. She brings her professional experience in support of higher education to the gift planning team.

Kaitlyn Alanis returned to the foundation's stewardship and donor engagement team as the stewardship communications coordinator where she had served as a student assistant while attending K-State. She worked as a reporter for the Wichita Eagle before rejoining the foundation.

Brianna Hinton has joined the foundation as the accounts payable coordinator, coming from KS StateBank where she served with the client relations team.

Chelsea Winkel brings her experience in customer relations and employee engagement as a benefits specialist with Aflac to KSU Foundation as a hospitality coordinator.

Several employees have been promoted at the KSU Foundation including Sara Prince to senior director of strategic solicitations, Dana Hunter as senior director of development for the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering, and Jeff Haug as director of development for the College of Health and Human Sciences. Shelley Carver is now the assistant director of development for the College of Arts and Sciences, and Tyler Cramer is the assistant director of development for the College of Veterinary Medicine. Nicole Derr has been promoted to accountant III, Melissa Mamer and Heather Strafuss are now senior development coordinators, and Amy Damon has been promoted to gift processing coordinator.

As Kansas State University's strategic partner for philanthropy, the KSU Foundation inspires and guides philanthropy toward university priorities to boldly advance K-State family. The foundation is leading Innovation and Inspiration: The Campaign for Kansas State University to raise $1.4 billion for student success, faculty development, facility enhancement and programmatic success. Visit www.ksufoundation.org for more information.