Leadership

To lead is a responsibility Ashland University does not take lightly.

This obligation is especially significant when it comes to setting up our students for success, both now and for the future.

Ashland’s “Accent on the Individual” motto has a long, rich history. And for good reason! It remains as true today as it did decades ago. The individual is always the primary focus—because it’s through inspired, educated and enlightened individuals coming together that true, lasting change happens in our world.

We love to hear from our students, alumni, donors and friends. Every member of our Institutional Advancement team wants to serve and connect with you and incorporate you in the life of the University. Whether it's more information about a story on our homepage, or an event about which you would like more details, please don't hesitate to contact our leadership team—and, of course, consider showing your pride with a gift of support. We look forward to exploring how we can work together for a brighter future for all our students and the Ashland family.

Below, you can learn more about the dedicated individuals who work every day to create a holistic student experience for everyone who comes to Ashland to find their passion; their life’s calling; their story.

Kyle Vaughn

Executive Director of Institutional Advancement

Lori Byron

Business Manager

Jason Miller

Chief Advancement Officer

Adelyn Barnhart

Donor Experience Officer

Amy Clark

Associate Director of Planned Giving

Jeff Alix

Director of Alumni Engagement

Kendal Meyer

Assistant Director of Parent and Alumni Engagement

Lorie Meister

Records & Reporting Manager

Mark Libs

Director of Annual Giving

Christy Grundy

Prospect Research & Strategy Manager

Karen Hoehn

Gifts & Records Manager

Stephanie Bull

Director of University Grants & Foundation Relations

Shelley Rindfuss

Grants Manager

Sarah Swaisgood

Proposal Writer, University Grants and Foundation Relations