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James Smith

Dr. James Smith (’99)

Vice President for University Relations
740-397-9000, Ext. 4133
James oversees the departments of Alumni Relations, Marketing, Development, and Campus Events.
Through strategic planning and collaborations, both on and off campus, he connects with alumni, donors, and friends of the university to advance our mission through generous giving and mutually beneficial partnerships.

Darrel George

Darrel George (’08)

Assistant Vice President of Development
740-397-9000, Ext. 4302
Darrel serves as the steward of all university development and endowment initiatives. Through collaborative efforts with the University and Alumni Relations teams, he will continue the effective cultivation of philanthropic relationships that support and accelerate the mission of MVNU. Darrel has a passion for inspiring and equipping current and future generations of vocational professionals and ambassadors for Jesus Christ.

Mike Cheek (’82)

Executive Director of Alumni Relations and Advancement
740-397-9000, Ext. 4312

Mike returned to MVNU in 2023 to continue the University's efforts to engage our alumni. He is building a calendar of events that will have him on the road meeting with alumni where they live and work. He wants to hear those stories and build connections and networks within our vast alumni community.

Cindy Sizemore

Cindy Sizemore (’74)

Director of Development
740-397-9000, Ext. 4304
Cindy oversees MVNU’s Major Gifts program. She travels across MVNU’s Field (Ohio, West Virginia, and Eastern KY) to meet with MVNU donors and alumni. Her work helps to engage them philanthropically to enhance MVNU’s University Fund, Heritage Society, and other giving societies.

Justin Brown

Justin Brown (’13)

Director of Annual Giving
740-397-9000, Ext. 4303
Justin oversees MVNU’s annual giving program. By developing partnerships with alumni, new donors and friends, the annual giving program seeks to grow the MVNU University Fund. A thriving University Fund is essential to the future of MVNU. Justin connects with new and existing donors, manages volunteers and student workers, and assists with special events among other responsibilities.

John Mohnasky

John Mohnasky (’17)

Assistant Director of Development
740-397-9000, Ext. 4134
John assists the Assistant VP for Development with reporting and data management, endowments and annual giving. He is responsible for the overall endowment awarding process and works with accounting to ensure up to date record keeping of all endowed scholarships. Additionally, he assists marketing with reporting and content.

Heather Hoag

Heather Hoag (’98)

Assistant Director for Alumni Relations
740-397-9000, Ext. 4310
Heather assists the Executive Director of Alumni Relations and Advancement with office organization and administrative responsibilities. She is instrumental in the maintenance of alumni records, assists with the coordination of Homecoming and other alumni events, and collaborates with Marketing in the production of various alumni mailings.

Esther Carpenter

Esther Carpenter

Gift Receipts and Records Coordinator
740-397-9000, Ext. 4332
Esther diligently ensures that every gift is processed, recorded, and receipted properly. She works closely with development staff and Accounting to properly document the philanthropic support of all MVNU constituencies.

Diana Tocheff

Diana Tocheff

Alumni & Church Relations Assistant
740-397-9000, Ext. 4331
Diana connects with Alumni, Churches and Donors to ensure that they know they are valued by MVNU. She assists in gathering and updating contact information so our office can stay connected. She also takes part in events facilitated by Traditional Admissions, Alumni Relations, and Development.

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Development Office
1-800-367-9294, option 2