Meet the Emporia State University Foundation Team

Shane Shivley

Shane Shivley

President 

With more than 15 years of experience in higher education, Shane Shivley serves as the President and CEO of the Emporia State University Foundation.  He leads an advancement team in raising the bar in the largest comprehensive campaign Emporia State University has ever embarked upon, a $45-million effort known as Now & Forever: The Campaign for Emporia State University.

Under Shivley’s leadership, the foundation, university and community of Emporia has recently solidified the first-ever University Community in Motion initiative. The City of Emporia and Lyon County have aligned priorities to support student scholarships at Emporia State.

Prior to this appointment, Shane was the Vice President of Development for the Foundation. As a seasoned development executive, Shane built a reputation for driving results, strengthening programs, and creating strategic plans. Previously, Shivley served in a dual role as the Senior Director of Development and the Senior Associate Athletic Director.

Active in his community, he is the past president of Emporia Main Street and the Emporia Friends of the Zoo Board. Shivley also volunteered on the Emporia Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Board. He currently is a member of the Rotary Club of Emporia and graduate of Leadership Emporia Class of 2004.

Jennifer Denton

Jennifer Denton

Vice President for Stewardship and Administration

Jennifer Denton has led Emporia State University Foundation’s Stewardship and Administration team since August 2012. Under Denton’s leadership the team has successfully completed a total conversion of alumni, gift, and financial data software and associated business processes (from Banner to Blackbaud); has reinstated a personalized annual Stewardship Report mailing to nearly 800 endowment donors; and has executed more than 15 donor recognition events celebrating $5.4M+ in private giving. Previously, Jennifer served as Chief Operations Officer at Colorado State University–Pueblo Foundation.

A native Coloradoan, Denton redeemed her National Merit Scholarship at Rice University in pursuit of a chemical engineering degree. Following graduation she enabled client businesses to leverage technology as a Staff Consultant at Computer Sciences Corporation, Houston, Texas, and later served as a Marketing Specialist for a top-producing Colorado real estate team. Denton credits her unique educational and career journey with honing the analytical, client service, and communication skills necessary to help meet Emporia State’s $45M campaign goal.


In her free time you can find Jennifer, her husband Brian, and their two daughters enjoying the many musical, athletic, and family events Emporia has to offer.


Breshears, Donna

Breshears, Donna

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Email
Position
Executive Assistant - Foundation
Address
Campus Box 4002
Sauder Alumni Center null
Emporia, KS 66801
Cooper, Carol

Cooper, Carol

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Email
Position
Campaign Manager - Foundation
Address
Campus Box 4002
Sauder Alumni Center null
Emporia, KS 66801
Davis, Teddi

Davis, Teddi

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Position
Director-Research and Special Assistant to the Vice President for Stewardship and Administration - Foundation
Address
Campus Box 4002
Sauder Alumni Center null
Emporia, KS 66801
Denton, Jennifer

Denton, Jennifer

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Email
Position
Foundation Vice President-Stewardship and Administration and Associate Vice President for University Advancement - Foundation
Address
Campus Box 4002
Sauder Alumni Center null
Emporia, KS 66801
Duncan, Lorinda

Duncan, Lorinda

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Position
Chief Financial Officer - Foundation
Address
Campus Box 4002
Sauder Alumni Center null
Emporia, KS 66801
Edie, Emmy

Edie, Emmy

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Position
Assistant Director-Annual Giving - Foundation
Address
Campus Box 4002
Sauder Alumni Center null
Emporia, KS 66801
Eimer, Sarah

Eimer, Sarah

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Email
Position
Director-Donor Relations - Foundation
Address
Campus Box 4002
Sauder Alumni Center null
Emporia, KS 66801
Fullen, Angela

Fullen, Angela

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Position
Associate Director-Development - Foundation
Address
Campus Box 4002
Sauder Alumni Center null
Emporia, KS 66801
Lohmeyer, John

Lohmeyer, John

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Email
Position
Director-Development - Foundation
Address
Campus Box 4002
Sauder Alumni Center null
Emporia, KS 66801
Mann, Roy

Mann, Roy

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Email
Position
Director-Development - Foundation
Address
Campus Box 4002
Sauder Alumni Center null
Emporia, KS 66801
Mayers, Sharon

Mayers, Sharon

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Email
Position
Advancement Assistant - Foundation
Address
Campus Box 4002
Sauder Alumni Center null
Emporia, KS 66801
Miller, Aileen

Miller, Aileen

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Email
Position
Accountant I - Foundation
Address
Campus Box 4002
Sauder Alumni Center null
Emporia, KS 66801
Payton, Paul

Payton, Paul

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Email
Position
Communications Specialist - Foundation
Address
Campus Box 4002
Sauder Alumni Center null
Emporia, KS 66801
Sauder, Jennifer

Sauder, Jennifer

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Email
Position
Controller - Foundation
Address
Campus Box 4002
Sauder Alumni Center null
Emporia, KS 66801
Shivley, Mary

Shivley, Mary

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Email
Position
Director-Advancement Communications - Foundation
Address
Campus Box 4002
Sauder Alumni Center null
Emporia, KS 66801
Shivley, Shane

Shivley, Shane

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Email
Position
Vice President for University Advancement and Foundation President - Foundation
Address
Campus Box 4002
Sauder Alumni Center null
Emporia, KS 66801
Tegtmeier, Bethany

Tegtmeier, Bethany

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Email
Position
Director-Development and Philanthropic Strategy - Foundation
Address
Campus Box 4002
Sauder Alumni Center null
Emporia, KS 66801
Thompson, Lindsay

Thompson, Lindsay

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Email
Position
Donor Relations Coordinator - Foundation
Address
Campus Box 4002
Sauder Alumni Center null
Emporia, KS 66801
Werly, Katie

Werly, Katie

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Email
Position
Gift Records Manager - Foundation
Address
Campus Box 4002
Sauder Alumni Center null
Emporia, KS 66801
Williams, Janice

Williams, Janice

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Email
Position
Director-Data Analysis and Reporting - Foundation
Address
Campus Box 4002
Sauder Alumni Center null
Emporia, KS 66801