Senior Philanthropy Officer
Alicia earned her Bachelor’s Degree from MSU in 2001. She is the Senior Philanthropy Officer in the Office of Alumni Relations & Development. She is responsible for the coordination, management and expansion of the Universities leadership annual giving, major giving and corporate giving support. She develops and maintains relationships with constituents by cultivating, soliciting and stewarding those that can provide leadership and major gift potential in support of the mission of Morehead State University.
Assistant Director for Alumni Relations & Development
Allison graduated from MSU in 2005 with her Bachelor's of Business Administration in Marketing. She completed her Master of Business Administration degree in 2009. In her role as the Assistant Director for Alumni Relations & Development, Allison is responsible for developing, planning, implementing, and managing a university-wide stewardship and donor relations program. She is also responsible for special event planning for the Division of Development and the MSU President.
Annual Fund Coordinator
Jessi graduated from MSU in 2011 with her Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Marketing. She completed her Masters of Business Administration in 2012. As the Annual Fund Coordinator, Jessi is responsible for Annual Giving activities, including the telegiving program, direct mail and the Campus Campaign.
Vice President for University Advancement
MSU Foundation, Inc. CEO
Mr. Shaw is the vice president for University Advancement which includes Alumni Relations and Development, Career Services, Communications and Marketing, Kentucky Center for Traditional Music, Kentucky Folk Art Center, and Morehead State Public Radio (WMKY) .
Kenna Marie Allen
Coordinator of Alumni & Constituent Relations
Kenna graduated from MSU in 2008 with her Bachelors of Arts in Communications with an emphasis in Advertising & Public Relations. She completed her Masters of Business Administration in 2009. As the Coordinator of Alumni & Constituent Relations, Kenna is responsible for promoting and enhancing relationships with alumni and other supporters of the University. She assists in the strategic planning, coordinating, and executing of alumni special events and student-alumni activities in order to create an engaged, supportive, and effective alumni association. She is also a member of MSU Staff Congress and the co-advisor to the Student Alumni Ambassadors.
Accountant, MSU Foundation, Inc.
Madonna serves as Accountant for the MSU Foundation. Before that, she worked alongside her father, also an MSU Grad, in his accounting practice here in Morehead. She is a proud graduate of MSU, class of '97.
Advancement Records Specialist
Matthew is the Advancement Records Specialist. In this role, he works to ensure the accuracy and integrity of our alumni and donor records, as well as providing support to Alumni Relations and Development staff. He is an MSU alumnus and is continuing his education at MSU toward a bachelor's degree.
Assistant Vice President for Alumni Relations & Development
Executive Vice President, MSU Alumni Association
Growing up in Morehead and Rowan County, it was a natural assumption for Mindy Highley that she would attend Morehead State University. Choosing a college was an easy decision. Choosing a department of study was not. Having been active in both the high school speech team and newspaper staff, she decided to visit the Department of Communications and found a home there.
Under the guidance of legendary faculty members like Harlen Hamm and David Brown, Mindy had a successful academic career. “I learned a tremendous amount from teachers like Mr. Hamm and Mr. Brown,” she said recently. “But I learned equally important professional and life skills from my involvement in activities outside the classroom.”
“I learned so many valuable things through my internships and workstudy positions, as well as through my involvement in the University’s speech team and my social sorority, ” she continued. “MSU gave me the opportunity to put all those components together and graduate with the knowledge I needed to be successful in my career.”
Upon completion of her Masters Degree, Mindy immediately began working in the University’s Development Office as the manager of the phonathon program. She has continued in that department ever since in varying positions and today serves as the Assistant Vice President for Alumni Relations & Development, as well as the Executive Vice President for the MSU Alumni Association. This role allows her to develop, plan, implement and oversee a comprehensive fundraising program that involves alumni, parents and friends of the University. She greatly enjoys assisting donors in providing financial support to enhance the lives of Morehead State University students.
She resides in Owingsville, with her husband Jeff and their children Zack and Emmy.
Director of Finance
Sharon serves as the Director of Finance for University Advancement and MSU Foundation, Inc.
Secretary, MSU Foundation, Inc.
Advancement Services Manager