Development and Alumni Relations

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences development and alumni relations team engages alumni and the broader community in the life of the college. We develop active volunteers, well- informed alumni, and committed donors. Our mission is to help the community make a meaningful contribution to the important work of the college and to ensure the college has the resources it needs to maximize its impact. We seek support for student scholarships, encourage interest in funding for faculty and research centers, and generate resources to sustain and expand the college's educational footprint.

Development Team

  • Eleanor Copeland Weis

    Eleanor Copeland Weis

    Senior Director of Development


    Contact me about: Campaign strategy; principal and transformational gifts; advancement training and coaching

  • Alecia Bryan

    Alecia Bryan

    Director of Advancement Communication

    Contact me about: Advancement and strategic communications, philanthropic grants; alumni profiles and recognition

  • Shannon C. Donohue

    Shannon C. Donohue

    Associate Director of Development

    Contact me about: Major gift cultivation and stewardship; college priorities; college special projects

  • Dawn Cassidy

    Dawn Cassidy

    Development Operations Manager

    Contact me about: Foundation accounts dashboard; Dean’s advisory board; data analytics

  • Raymond M Davis

    Raymond M Davis

    Associate Director for Major Gifts

    Contact me about: Major gift cultivation and stewardship; alumni outreach and cultivation; planned giving

  • Heather E Moss

    Heather E Moss

    Assistant Director of Events and Community Engagement

    Contact me about: Advancement events; alumni engagement activities; donor cultivation and stewardship events.

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Director of Alumni and Community Engagement

Contact me about: Alumni and community engagement and awards; alumni chapter; student scholarships