WSU Foundation and Alumni Engagement expands outreach with new AVP positions

Jessie Rainey and Ted Kimble have been named as new associate vice presidents for development at the Wichita State University Foundation and Alumni Engagement (WSUFAE).

Jessie Rainey, who led development efforts for the Barton School over the last five years, stepped into her new role on Aug. 7. In her new position, she will supervise fundraising efforts for the Barton School, Fairmount College, the Honors College, the College of Applied Studies and the College of Innovation and Design. The WSUFAE will soon begin the search to fill Rainey’s former role of senior director of development for the Barton School.

The other role will be filled by WSU alum Ted Kimble, joining the WSUFAE team on Sept. 1 from the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center. Kimble will oversee development efforts for the College of Fine Arts, the College of Health Professions, University Libraries, the Graduate School and the College of Engineering.

“We recently evaluated the structure of our development team to better support the university’s fundraising priorities,” said Darin Kater, senior vice president for development at the WSUFAE. “As a result, we determined having two AVPs that will help lead our team, build strong relationships and support major gift fundraising efforts was the right path forward.”