Meet Our Staff

The Columbia College Division of Advancement includes the Offices of Alumni Relations, Development and Public Relations. Click on an employee's name for more information.

Suzanne Rothwell
Vice President of Advancement
(573) 875-7207

Starla Landers
Executive Assistant for Advancement
(573) 875-7563

Alumni Relations

The Alumni Relations office engages alumni and friends through programs and services that bolster pride and build lifelong relationships with Columbia College. Visit our team in the Garden Level of St. Clair Hall, Room 11.

Carolyn Preul
Associate Director of Alumni Relations
(573) 875-7374

Keiyana Austin 
Administrative Assistant for Alumni and Public Relations
(573) 875-2586


Your gift is especially important to supporting hard-working students and innovative programs that make life better for all who attend Columbia College. We are located in St. Clair Hall, Room 107.

Elizabeth McWilliams 
Senior Director of Development 
(573) 875-7560

Melissa Montgomery '06
Senior Director of Philanthropy
(573) 875-7576

Keith McIver
Director of Development
(573) 875-7550

Mitch Gosney '13
Assistant Director of Development
(573) 875-7492

Kenzie Bennett ’19
Assistant Director, Donor Relations & Special Projects
(573) 875-7607

Advancement Services

Advancement Services oversees the alumni and donor database, working to research and process gifts to the college. Our office is located in St. Clair Hall, Room 16.

Jason Black ’17
Director of Advancement Services
(573) 875-7562

Kaitlyn Keefe
Advancement Services Coordinator
(573) 875-7527

Public Relations

Public Relations raises awareness of Columbia College as well as its faculty, staff and students. Our offices are located in St. Clair Hall, Rooms 7 and 8.

Sam Fleury
Senior Director of Public Relations
(573) 875-7283

Leslie Kennon ’00
Associate Director of Creative Services, Public Relations
(573) 875-7319

Kevin Fletcher
Strategic Communications Specialist, Public Relations
(573) 875-7807