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Kevin Weaver

Managing Director of Development

M.Ed., University of North Texas


Kelly McDonnell

Donor Relations & Operations Coordinator

B.A. Environmental Science


Kelly McDonnell joined the College of Liberal Arts Development team in April 2018. She holds a B.A. in Environmental Science with a minor in Economics from Skidmore College in New York, where she learned (among many other things) that Creative Thought Matters. Coming from a Liberal Arts background, Kelly knows firsthand the power of a Liberal Arts degree and is excited to support the CLA development team in their efforts to make a world-class Liberal Arts education accessible to anyone and everyone.

Leighanne Alford

Assistant Director of Development

Hendrix College, B.A. Psychology


Leighanne has spent her career growing support for non-profits across central Arkansas. She's raised money to feed hungry families and children through the the Arkansas Foodbank, grew membership and annual giving programs for Garvan Woodland Gardens, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, and the Arkansas Arts Center, and worked to find a cure for cystic fibrosis with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Arkansas.

Leighanne is thrilled and grateful to call the CSU College of Liberal Arts, and Fort Collins, home. She looks forward to making a difference and advancing the incredible mission of the College and spreading the word about why a liberal arts education matters in our world today. Leighanne and her husband love to cook, travel, camp, hike, bike, and spend time on their front porch with their two awesome rescue pups – Roxy and Scholesy. As Arkansas residents for nearly 37 years, they are also loving the low humidity and milder temps of Fort Collins!