Meet the Emporia State University Foundation Team

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.

Shane Shivley

Shane Shivley

Vice President for Development

Shane Shivley is putting 12 years of Hornet service to use as he leads the development team raising the bar in the largest comprehensive campaign Emporia State has ever embarked upon, a $45M effort known as Now & Forever: The Campaign for Emporia State University. Leading by example, Shivley has raised $5M during the campaign. Previously at Emporia State, Shivley served as the Senior Director of Development/Senior Associate Athletic Director. In this role, he directed and managed all income generating activities for the athletic department and supervised the marketing, ticketing, and facilities offices.

Under his leadership, the Hornets have spearheaded facility upgrading campaigns across the board. The Trusler Sports Complex has seen development of the Hanna Baseball/Softball Clubhouse, Glennen Field Baseball Turf, and a state of the art baseball/softball hitting facility. At Welch Stadium, SuperTurf has been installed in Jones Field and Witten Track has been resurfaced. Within the HPER Building, Emporia State has remodeled the Basketball Practice Facility, renovated and expanded the Emporia State Athletics Weight Room and Larry Kramer Hall of Excellence and renovated or added locker rooms for men’s basketball, track and field and tennis. The newest athletic facility is the state of the art John Baxter Sports Medicine Center. These improvements have helped the university be among the best in the nation at the Division II level.


A native of Parsons, Kansas, Shivley earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Emporia State in 2000 and a master’s in Sport Administration from Wichita State University in 2002. He and his wife, Mary (Decker), are the proud parents of a daughter, Alexa and a son, Maddox.


Spencer Allen

Spencer Allen
Assistant Director of Development for Athletics

Carol Cooper

Carol Cooper
FS, Now and Forever Campaign Manager

Lorinda Duncan

Lorinda Duncan
BSB 1993
Chief Financial Officer

Donna Breshears

Donna Breshears
Assistant to the Foundation President Corporate Secretary

Michelle Corkins

Michelle Corkins
BSB 2011
Assistant Director of Donor Relations

Teddi Davis

Teddi Davis
BS 2007
Director of Research Special Assistant to VP for Stewardship & Administration

Sarah Eimer

Sarah Eimer
BFA 2003
Director of Donor Relations

Angela Fullen

Angela Fullen
BFA 2001
Associate Director of Development

Beth Hammond

Beth Hammond
MBA 1998
Assistant Director of Development

John Lohmeyer

John Lohmeyer
BSE 1974, MS 1977
Director of Development

Roy Mann

Roy Mann
BME 1979, MS 1998
Director of Development

Sharon Mayers

Sharon Mayers
MBA 1999
Advancement Assistant

Aileen Miller

Aileen Miller
Fiscal Affairs Assistant

Tina Ratcliff

Tina Ratcliff
Assistant Director of Annual Giving

Leticia Rust

Leticia Rust
Assistant Director of Development

Jennifer Sauder

Jennifer Sauder
Controller

Mary Shivley

Mary Shivley
BA 2001, MS 2004
Director of Advancement Communications

Katie Werly

Katie Werly
Gift Records Manager

Janice Williams

Janice Williams
Director of Data Analysis & Reporting