Expanding outreach opportunities with new AVP positions
Jessie Rainey and Ted Kimble have been named as new associate vice presidents for development at the Wichita State University Foundation and Alumni Engagement (WSUFAE).
“We recently evaluated the structure of our development team to better support the university’s fundraising priorities,” said Darin Kater, senior vice president for development at the WSUFAE. “As a result, we determined having two AVPs that will help lead our team, build strong relationships, and support major gift fundraising efforts was the right path forward.”
Jessie Rainey, who led development efforts for the Barton School of Business over the last five years, stepped into her new role on August 7. In her new position, she will supervise fundraising efforts for the Barton School of Business, the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Honors College, the College of Applied Studies and the College of Innovation and Design. The WSUFAE will soon begin the search to fill Rainey’s former role of senior director of development for the Barton School.
The other role will be filled by WSU alum Ted Kimble, joining the WSUFAE team on September 1 from the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center. Kimble will oversee our development efforts for the College of Fine Arts, the College of Health Professions, University Libraries, the Graduate School and the College of Engineering.
“Wichita State is evolving at a rapid pace, and as the need for private support expands, we are excited to see the contributions our team will make to advance the university,” said Kater.
People on the move
We are incredibly fortunate to have a high-achieving and talented staff working to advance the mission of Wichita State University. We’re excited to recognize the following promotions within our team.
Darin Kater – Senior VP of Development
Angela Dudley – Senior AVP of Corporate and Foundation Relations
Nate Koch – Senior AVP of Marketing and Communication
Jordyn Ortega – Chief of Staff
Byron Rupp – Interim Executive Director of Planned Giving
Juanita Rodriguez – Corporate and Foundation Relations Coordinator
Brad Kohlman – Director of Planned Giving
Heidi Reddinger – Administrative Assistant to the Senior VP
Congratulations to Angela Dudley, senior AVP of corporate and foundation relations, for her recent election to the board of directors for the Network for Academic Corporate Relations Officers (NACRO). This global organization of more than 400 members serves as the preeminent organization for establishing common metrics and documenting best practices for success in the field.
Angela will serve the board as the chair of the benchmarking committee, helping set standards for success across the industry.