Shocker alumna to lead Wichita State’s alumni engagement efforts

After a national search, Wichita State University’s newly restructured alumni organization, the WSU Foundation and Alumni Engagement (WSUFAE), has hired Stacie Williamson as its new vice president for alumni engagement. “I’m thrilled to join the WSUFAE in this new role,” Williamson said, adding, “As a WSU graduate, I feel immense pride when I step onto campus.”

Stacie Williamson
Stacie Williamson

“We’re excited to welcome Stacie back to her alma mater,” WSU President Rick Muma said. “As Wichita State’s influence as an urban public research university grows, expanding the scope of alumni engagement is a key element in advancing WSU’s forward progress. With her enthusiasm and drive, Stacie is the right person at the right time to lead our alumni engagement efforts.”

“Having worked with Stacie and knowing her talents and abilities, as well as passion for Wichita State, I’m happy to introduce her as our new vice president for alumni engagement,” said Elizabeth King, WSUFAE president and CEO.

“I look forward to connecting with our alumni in fresh and meaningful ways while honoring our history and the many offerings our faculty, staff, dedicated graduates and university friends make possible each day,” Williamson said. “The WSU campus is buzzing and I can’t wait to be a part of it.”

A nonprofit and university advancement professional, Williamson most recently served as vice president for advancement at Heartspring, Inc., in Wichita. As a member of Heartspring’s executive leadership team, she participated in strategic planning geared toward improving the quality of services offered, as well as increasing staff effectiveness and morale. She joined Heartspring in 2015 as director of development and became senior director of philanthropy in 2020, before taking on vice president duties in 2021.

Previously, Williamson worked as director of special events (2010-2014) and then as associate director of development (2014-2015) at the WSU Foundation, where she participated in the Shock the World Capital Campaign. Her nonprofit experience also features a stint from 2008 to 2010 as special events coordinator for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sedgwick County.

A WSU business administration and marketing graduate, Williamson will take up her VPAE duties Nov. 28. A native of Wichita, she, her husband, Jeremiah, and their three children, Reed (10), Liam (8) and Annie (7), reside in Maize, Kan.

For a combined 176 years, the WSU Foundation and the Wichita State Alumni Association have been the central point of contact for tens of thousands of alumni and donors around the world. After considerable evaluation, in July of 2022, the two organizations united to optimize their support of Shocker Nation through philanthropy and alumni engagement efforts.

As a single alumni and donor-serving 501 ( c ) (3) organization, we are focused on advancing the priorities and goals of Wichita State University by serving students, university partners, alumni, donors and friends, using our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Collaboration and Service to guide us toward an ever-brighter future.

Contact: Connie White, Alumni Communication Director • 316.383.3835 •

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