University Advancement Staff Directory

Please contact one of the following University Advancement staff members if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions.

Staff Directory


Colleen Ahearn

Vice President,
University Advancement 
Office: (815) 836-5475

Marge Cashman  
Marge Cashman

Assistant Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations
Office: (815) 836-5760
Jennifer Doherty

Director of Corporate and  Foundation Relations
Office: (815) 836-5038
Shannon Gerry

Development Coordinator
Office: (815) 588-7543 
Edidiong Hassan

Graduate Assistant, Advancement Services
Kathleen Hillsman

Director, Advancement Communications & 
Alumni Engagement

Office: (815) 836-5123

Brandon Hoeft, JD,

Executive Director of
Development & Government Relations        Office: (815) 836-5399

Ashley Jezik  
Ashley Jezik

Coordinator of Scholarship & Alumni Engagement
Office: (815) 588-7542
April Lacey-Hill  
April Lacey-Hill

Leadership Gift Officer
Office: (815) 836-5240
Mobile: (331) 274-1507 
Megan Lewis 2  
Megan Lewis '20

Assistant Director, Communications and Engagement
Office: (815) 836-5244


Krysten McGee

Executive Director,  Alumni Engagement
Office:(815) 836-5966


Tyler C. Mitchell

Leadership Gift Officer - Athletics
Office: (815) 836-5888
Mobile: (630) 457-8905

Naomi T  
Naomi Tselepis

Major Gift Officer
Office: (815) 836-5246
Mobile: (331) 274-1504

Naomi T  


Kimberly Lovejoy
Manager of Advancement Services
Office: (815) 836-5812

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