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Meet our Development staff

Suzanne Rothwell

Suzanne Rothwell

Executive Director, Advancement Division
(573) 875-7207 or

Suzanne oversees the Advancement Division of Columbia College. She is responsible for the college's strategic communication efforts, community outreach and management of fundraising efforts to benefit the priorities of the institution. A liaison to the college for the CCAA Board of Directors, Suzanne is also a member of President Dalrymple's Administrative Council and the Steven and Barbara Fishman Center Board of Directors. A supporter of the Columbia community, Suzanne is a Columbia Chamber of Commerce Ambassador and President of the Greater Missouri Leadership Foundation Board of Directors.

Jamie Wheeler

Jamie Wheeler

Executive Assistant, Advancement Division
(573) 875-7563 or

Jamie Wheeler serves as the first point of contact for the Office of Development. She provides staff support for the Development team and oversees general office duties.

Jason Black

Jason Black

Director of Advancement Services, Development
(573) 875-7562 or

Jason manages records and gift administration efforts, including providing oversight for data entry and integrity in the development and alumni database as well as gift and pledge processing and receipting.

John L. Randolph

John Randolph ‘94

Manager of Development Research & Grants, Development
(573) 875-7564 or

John provides research support for the college's fundraising efforts and oversees the department's grant-seeking operations.

Ramona Lucas Smith

Ramona Lucas Smith ‘88

Director of Endowment and Planned Gift Administration, Development
(573) 875-7592 or

Ramona oversees the creation and maintenance of endowment records and planned gifts and serves as the primary liaison for information on endowment and planned giving policies, procedures and related financial reporting.

Sallie Christen Coley

Sallie Christen Coley ‘75

Senior Director of Contributor Relations & Stewardship, Development
(573) 875-7607 or

Sallie provides oversight for contributor appreciation and stewardship efforts and events. She serves as the campaign planning manager for the Office of Development, staffs the former and emeritus trustees, and works with the Office of Public Relations to publish the Annual Report on Philanthropy and Volunteerism.

Melissa Montgomery

Melissa Montgomery Carberry ‘06

Director of Development for Major and Planned Gifts, Development
(573) 875-7576 or

Melissa travels extensively assisting donors with planned and major gifts of $10,000 and above. She identifies, cultivates, solicits and provides stewardship to alumni and friends so they may fulfill their philanthropic goals in partnership with the mission, values and vision of the college.

Keith McIver

Keith McIver

Director of Development, Development
(573)-875-7550 or

Keith identifies, cultivates, solicits and stewards current and potential donors for major gifts of $10,000 or more. He serves as a representative for the college and its mission when working in the local community and while traveling nationally.

Beth McWilliams

Beth McWilliams

Development Officer, Development
(573) 875-7560 or

Elizabeth identifies, cultivates, solicits and stewards gifts with emphasis on bringing new members into the President’s Society at the minimum $10,000 level.