|title:||Senior Director of Donor Engagement|
Nancy Smith joined the Development Office in 1998 as the part-time coordinator for private scholarships with the assignment to centralize and build the Foundation’s scholarships. She became a full-time employee in July of 1999 and was soon after given the title of manager of private scholarships.
Under her leadership the privately funded scholarship program has grown from 55 scholarship funds in 1998-99 to more than 200 separate funds assisting hundreds of students annually with financial help. In 2003, as the director of donor relations and private scholarships, Nancy was asked to establish and direct a comprehensive acknowledgement and stewardship program that would maximize relationships between the university and all of its donors while still overseeing private scholarship.
With the reorganization of the Division of Development and Alumni in 2011, Nancy serves the University in her expanded roll as the senior director for donor relations and scholarship programs.