Relationships with generous alumni, parents, faculty, staff and other friends are increasingly critical to NC State’s future. Advancement Services helps foster these important relationships by supporting the operations of Alumni Relations, University Development and University Communications. The department oversees the alumni and donor database, Advance™, working to process gifts and conduct research about potential contribution opportunities. Advancement Services works daily to help NC State progress from excellent to exceptional.

Jeff Baynham
Associate Vice Chancellor
Pat Schon
Executive Assistant
Matt Heimbach
Executive Director, Advancement Information and Technology
Karen A. Sims-Harrell, M.Ed.
Director, Gift and Records Management
Sarah Thomas
Director, Donor Services
Tim Boyd
Director, Analytics and Data Services
Jason Biddle
Director, Application Services
Sharon Poulson
Director, Prospect Development


Gifts and Records Management

Processes private donations to the university and records and maintains alumni and donor information.

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Advancement Information and Technology

Provides the backbone and infrastructure for University Advancement by overseeing business process analysis and implementation.

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Donor Services

Provides assistance with gift agreements, distinguished professorships and naming opportunities, and facilitation of endowment reports.

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Prospect Development

Delivers timely information, moves management and data and prospect analysis in an effort to maximize the opportunity for private funding.

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