Meet Our Staff

Alumni Relations and Development are divisions of the Columbia College Office of Advancement. Click on an employee's name for contact information.

Suzanne Rothwell
Vice President of Advancement


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.


Ann Merrifield
Senior Director of Alumni Relations


Carolyn Preul
Associate Director of Alumni Relations

Stasia Sherman 
Assistant Director, Events & Special Projects

Keiyana Austin
Administrative Assistant for Alumni and Public Relations


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.

Melissa Montgomery '06
Senior Director of Philanthropy

Keith McIver
Director of Development

Elizabeth McWilliams

Director, Columbia College Fund & Special Projects 



Kenzie Bennett
Assistant Director, Donor Relations & Special Projects 

Matt Bear
Development Officer, Prospect Research

Mitch Gosney '13
Development Officer

Starla Landers 

Administrative Assistant for Advancement

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 
Director of Advancement Services, Development

Kaitlyn Keefe
Advancement Services Coordinator