Our Team

The Office of Development’s mission is to the enrich the lives of those touched by Murray State University by maximizing private support for the University and its mission.  

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Dr. Tina Bernot '14, '21

Dr. Tina Bernot '14, '21

Executive Director of Development
Office of Development

Melanie Brooks, CFRE '92, '93

Melanie Brooks, CFRE '92, '93

Director of Development
College of Education and Human Services and University Libraries

Kyle Johnson '11

Kyle Johnson '11

Director of Development
Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business and Corporate Giving

Abby Hensley '07, '08

Abby Hensley '07, '08

Director of Development
Hutson School of Agriculture and Student Affairs

Vacant

Vacant

Director of Development
College of Humanities and Fine Arts and Honors College

Taylor Mudd

Taylor Mudd

Director of Development
Collegiate Athletics

Jennie Rottinghaus '84

Jennie Rottinghaus '84

Director of Development
Jesse D. Jones College of Science, Engineering and Technology and the School of Nursing and Health Professions

Christian Barnes '18, '19

Christian Barnes '18, '19

Director of Annual Giving
Town & Gown Partnership Program

Karen Lencki '18

Karen Lencki '18

Development Coordinator
Office of Development

Jamie Haynes '99, '11

Jamie Haynes '99, '11

Assistant Director of Stewardship and Donor Relations
Office of Development

Kala Allen-Dunn '10, '17

Kala Allen-Dunn '10, '17

Administrative Assistant II
Office of Development

Advancement Support Team

Misty Williams '97

Misty Williams '97

Manager of Research and Records
Office of Development

Worth Shemwell '12, '15

Worth Shemwell '12, '15

Assistant Director of Reporting & Research
Office of Development

Rita Cherry '03

Rita Cherry '03

Administrative Assistant II
Office of Development

Rhonda Redden

Rhonda Redden

Administrative Assistant I
Office of Development

Kathy Thweatt '79, '91

Kathy Thweatt '79, '91

Office Assistant
Office of Development

Samantha Haneline '90

Samantha Haneline '90

Administrative Assistant II
Office of Development

Murray State University Foundation and Planned Giving

Dr. David W. Durr, CFA, CFP

Dr. David W. Durr, CFA, CFP

President
Murray State University Foundation

Racerthon callers

RacerThon Student Fundraisers

Students who work at RacerThon have the opportunity to foster long-lasting relationships between alumni and the University, as well as raise funds to support scholarships, faculty and research and student programming.

 

Heritage HallHeritage Hall

Dedicated in 2012, Heritage Hall houses the Office of Development and the Hall of Benefactors and Distinguished Alumni, which recognizes alumni, faculty, staff and others who have supported Murray State with their generosity.

 

Hall of BenefactorsHall of Benefactors & Distinguished Alumni

The Hall of Benefactors & Distinguished Alumni features several displays highlighting Dr. Rainey T. Wells and others who helped start the University nearly 100 years ago, along with the floor of the front entrance featuring names of people who have contributed financially over the years.

 

Contact Our Office

Murray State Office of Development

200 Heritage Hall
Murray, KY 42071

msu.giving@murraystate.edu
270.809.3001 or 877.282.0033

Office hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

Please note: Charitable gifts to Murray State University are tax deductible for federal income tax purposes.

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