Thompson Named VP for Development
Posted on Monday, February 14, 2011 [7:32 PM]
Kevin A. Thompson has been at LWC since 1992, the last 11
years in the college's development program.
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Kevin A.
Thompson has been named vice president for development at
Lindsey Wilson College.
Thompson, who has been at Lindsey Wilson since 1992,
was most recently associate vice president for development.
"Kevin has a passion for this college, its mission and
its students," said Lindsey Wilson College President William T.
Luckey Jr. "He is also a first-class development professional who
is well-respected by the alumni and friends of Lindsey Wilson, and
I know he will give our development program outstanding
Before spending the last 11 years in development,
Thompson led LWC's admissions program, first as director of
admissions then as vice president of enrollment management. The
college set several enrollment records under Thompson's
"It is a real honor and privilege to serve
Lindsey Wilson College in this capacity,"
Thompson said. "I love this college because of the way it
serves 'every student, every day' and continues
to meet all students' needs."
As vice president for development, Thompson
oversees the college's Lindsey Wilson Fund, which raises money for
scholarship aid; alumni relations, which works with more than 8,000
alumni of the liberal-arts college; and planned giving, which helps
alumni and friends to make gifts to the Lindsey Wilson
In addition to working with Director of Alumni
Relations Randy Burns to increase the percentage of the college's
alumni giving, Thompson also wants to raise attention to the
critical role the Lindsey Wilson Endowment plays in securing the
Lindsey Wilson's future.
"Lindsey Wilson's estate-planning program continues to
grow and meet the needs of the college's growing student body,"
Thompson said. "Lindsey Wilson has such a compelling mission,
which is why people want to support this college. But as Lindsey
Wilson continues to grow, so do its students' needs.
"With our record enrollment, building the Lindsey
Wilson Endowment is more important than ever because it will
help secure the college's long-term future.
Lindsey Wilson just completed the "Changing Lives
Campaign," which raised more than $56 million over a seven-year
"People support Lindsey Wilson because they see the
kind of leadership it has in President Luckey and they know the
college is on the right track," Thompson said. "They also support
the college because they believe in its mission and they know that
students who attend Lindsey Wilson will be forever changed by its
Thompson and his wife, Donna Beth, share three
children: Jared, 15; Evan, 15; and Ally, 13. They are members
of Glasgow First United Methodist
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