Private gifts support every aspect of Murray State University and its mission as a nationally recognized residential comprehensive university, offering high-quality baccalaureate and master’s degree programs. The Office of Development is responsible for coordination of philanthropic activities for Murray State University.

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Private gifts help support...

Our Greatest Needs

Providing crucial, flexible support to meet our strategic priorities.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Helping deserving students to continue their studies and give them educational opportunities that they might not have had.

Faculty Development

Maintaining our legacy of academic quality, helping to attract the brightest students.

Facilities Construction and Improvement

Funding other special projects each year that ensure that MSU students and faculty have the resources they need for scholarly growth.


Bob Jackson
-Murray State University Foundation, Inc.
(270) 809-3033
Interim Executive Director of Development
Director of Development 
-Humanities and Fine arts
(270) 809-3250

Administrative Specialist
(270) 809-3023 

Development Officers

Jennie Rottinghaus
Director of Development
-Jesse D. Jones College of Science, Engineering &Technology
-College of Health Science and Human Services
-School of Nursing
(270) 809-3406
Stephen Crouch
Director of Development
-Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business
(270) 809-3123
Director of Development
-College of Education
-University Libraries
(270) 809-3026
Director of Development
-Hutson School of Agriculture & Special University Projects
(270) 809-3131
Assistant Director of Annual Giving
(270) 809-3924
Jamie Haynes
Assistant Director for Stewardship and Donor Relations
(270) 809-3737
Raquel Armstrong
Administrative Assistant II
(270) 809-4518

Advancement Services

Misty Williams
Manager of Records and Research
(270) 809-6926
Nancy Williams
Administrative Assistant II
(270) 809-3739
Rita Cherry
Administrative Assistant II
(270) 809-3273
Administative Assistant II
(270) 809-4415
Rhonda Redden
Administrative Assistant I
(270) 809-6600