Committee named to search for next vice chancellor for advancement

The campus committee that will lead the national search for Western Carolina University’s next vice chancellor for advancement is now assembled and will begin its work by seeking a firm to assist in its efforts.

WCU Chancellor Kelli R. Brown recently announced membership of the committee, which is chaired by the university’s chief information officer, Craig Fowler.

Serving on the committee are Jane Adams-Dunford, assistant vice chancellor for student affairs; Larry Arbaugh, associate athletics director for administration; Jonathan Brooks, director of annual giving; George Brown, dean of the Belcher College of Fine and Performing Arts; Donna Gallo, director of digital strategy; and David Steinbicker, associate vice chancellor for fiscal affairs.

The committee will be guiding a search for a successor to Lori Lewis, who served as WCU’s vice chancellor for advancement from June 2016 until Aug. 12 of this year.

Jamie Raynor, assistant vice chancellor for development and alumni engagement at WCU since February 2017 and a member of the advancement staff since August 2015, is serving as interim leader of WCU’s Division of Advancement.

The Division of Advancement at WCU includes the offices of Development and Annual Giving, Alumni Engagement, and Advancement Services.