Vice President of Advancement
Office: Irvine, 3rd Floor
Degrees: BA, MA, Ohio University
Year appointed: 2005
Ms. Lewis joined Marietta College in July of 2005. She directs all functions related to alumni programs, prospect development, fund raising, college relations and the overall advancement of the institution's mission.
Prior to joining Marietta College, Lewis directed the strategic planning, and implementing and executing the management of the fund raising and alumni relations efforts for the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech – the state's leading engineering college, which consists of a dozen departments with some 300 faculty, 5,500 undergraduate majors and 2,000 graduate students.
Before accepting the position at Marietta College, Lewis raised more than $30 million of a $129 million campaign goal in the first 22 months of the silent phase. In addition she was appointed the lead Director of the fund-raising effort for an $85 million university initiative, the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science.
Lewis holds both a bachelor's and a master's degree from Ohio University. Lewis was the Assistant Dean of Development for the Russ College of Engineering & Technology at Ohio University. During her tenure at Russ College she played a role in negotiating the details of the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize, one of the top two engineering prizes worldwide. The $5.8 million endowment supports a biennial $500,000 prized awarded by the National Academy of Engineering.
She also worked at Ohio University as the Assistant Dean for Development & Alumni Affairs in the College of Health & Human services. Prior to her fund-raising career Lewis was a classroom teacher and administrator for Athens City and County School Districts and a part-time faculty member at Ohio University's College of Education.