Jamie Temples Raynor, director of development at Western Carolina University since August 2015, has been appointed to the position of assistant vice chancellor for development and alumni engagement for the university.
The appointment of Raynor, effective Feb. 13, follows a national search conducted by a campus committee chaired by Lori Lewis, vice chancellor for development and alumni engagement.
“With Jamie’s passion for Western Carolina University, depth of professional experience in philanthropy, track record of successful fundraising and strong commitment to the community, she is perfectly suited for the assistant vice chancellor position,” Lewis said. “I am confident that, in her new role, Jamie will continue to make a significant impact at WCU.”
As director of development, Raynor has been the primary development office contact for WCU’s College of Education and Allied Professions, College of Engineering and Technology and Honors College. She also has served as a staff liaison for the development committees of WCU’s Foundation Board and Board of Visitors.
“I am eager to use my abilities to strategically coordinate annual, major and planned giving efforts through data- and research-driven initiatives using best practices in the advancement profession in my new role,” Raynor said. “I look forward to building upon relationships within the office, across the campus and with our constituents through effective communication and our common mission of advancing the work of the university.”
Prior to her arrival at WCU in 2015, Raynor was director of annual giving at Armstrong State University in Savannah, Georgia, from 2013 to 2015 and director of development for the Colorado Mountain College Foundation from 2011 to 2013, also serving as interim CEO for the foundation of that college located in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Her 14-year career in higher education began with a nine-year stint at the University of South Carolina-Aiken, where her roles included directing alumni relations and the university’s annual fund.
Raynor earned her master’s degree in educational technology at USC-Aiken in 2005 and her bachelor’s degree in English at USC-Aiken in 2002.