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Meet the Staff

Douglas G. Lee—Executive Vice President of Institutional Advancement
724.852.7677 or dlee@waynesburg.edu

Douglas G. Lee joined Waynesburg University as Executive Vice President of Institutional Advancement in August of 2009.
Lee received a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Waynesburg University (then College) in 1981 and his Juris Doctorate degree from West Virginia University in 1990. He was a partner with the law firm of Steptoe and Johnson, Attorneys at Law, a regional firm with 180 lawyers in West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio, where he successfully led one of the firm's group divisions. Prior to that position, Lee operated a thriving insurance brokerage in the Waynesburg area.
Lee was instrumental in the formation of the University's Alumni Council and served as a member of the Board of Trustees in a variety of leadership roles including Chair of the Academic Matters Committee and as Board Secretary.
He has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® and is a graduate of Leadership West Virginia. A proponent for civic involvement, Lee is an Elder in the Presbyterian Church and serves on the Executive Board for the Mountaineer Area Council Boy Scouts of America. In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Union Rescue Mission in Fairmont, West Virginia.
An accomplished endurance athlete, Lee has completed three Ironman distance triathlons and participated in several marathons including the Marine Corps Marathon and Death Valley Marathon.
His responsibilities as Executive Vice President of Institutional Advancement include advancing all fundraising and alumni activities consistent with the mission and vision of the University. Lee looks forward to furthering the mission of Christian higher education and is committed to excellence and leadership.
Lee and his wife, Kathyrn, have been married for 27 years and have two children.

Heidi photo Heidi Szuminsky—Director of Alumni Relations
724.852.3258 or hszumins@waynesburg.edu

Heidi (Watson ’05), ’07 has been with Waynesburg University since July of 2005. She previously served in positions as admissions counselor and assistant director of University Relations. She graduated from Waynesburg University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication, emphasis in public relations, and a Master of Arts in Business Administration, emphasis in Leadership and Human Resources. She is a member of the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the College and University Public Relations Assocation of Pennsylvania. Heidi serves on the board of the Waynesburg Area Chamber of Commerce.

Ferdinand photo Ferdinand Dolfi—Alumni Secretary/Database Coordinator
724.852.3300 or fdolfi@waynesburg.edu

Ferd Dolfi ’84 has worked at Waynesburg University for 26 years. He has served in the Development, Alumni, Admissions, and Business Offices over the years. Ferd graduated from Waynesburg in 1984 with a B.A. degree in Public Service Administration. He also serves as an Organist/Pianist for two local church communities in the Waynesburg area. Originally from Masontown, Pa., Ferd and his wife Susan reside in Waynesburg with their two children – Anne (age 20) and Adam (age 18). In addition to his interest in music, Ferd is a collector of postcards.

Cecilia photo Cecilia E. McGrady—Development Secretary/Gift Processor
724.852.3378 or cmcgrady@waynesburg.edu

Cecilia started at Waynesburg University in 1992 in the Business Office and came to the Advancement Office in 1998. She is responsible for accurately recording donations to the University, processing Official University Gift Receipts, reconciling endowment transactions, and gift auditing with the Business Office and the University Auditors. She also prepares the Annual Report of Donors; creates and runs gift reports; reviews and analyzes data problems; creates new biographical entities for donors, prospects, corporations, and foundations; helps coordinate annual gift appeals to alumni and friends; helps with alumni events; and completes various administrative tasks as needed. Cecilia worked on the Computer Users Group at Waynesburg University and had a major role in the conversion of University data to the current software. Cecilia was a leader in soliciting union donations for a past campaign; she is a union steward and member of the bargaining committee for SEIU Local 32BJ. She is also a member of the Greene County Big Brother Big Sister Advisory Board. Cecilia and husband John are the parents of Jacquelyn. Cecilia is a Big Sister to Casey and coached Jacquelyn’s Instructional Basketball team, for five years where Jacquelyn attends school. She is currently pursuing an accounting degree at Waynesburg University.

Cecilia photo Courtney Dennis—Institutional Advancement Secretary
724.852.3256 or cdennis@waynesburg.edu

Courtney Dennis joined Waynesburg University in March of 2010 as the secretary in the Office of Institutional Advancement. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Bethany College in 2003. She went on to receive her Master of Arts degree in Public History from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2005. Her previous work experience includes three years serving as a researcher/writer for an intellectual property firm in Washington, Pa., and two years working for the Greene County Tourism Office in Waynesburg. She also serves as a member of the board of directors of the Monon Center in Greensboro, Pa. Originally from Hundred, W.Va., Courtney has lived in Waynesburg since 2005.

Mary photo Mary L. Fox—Event Planner
724.852.7677 or mfox@waynesburg.edu

Mary is a lifelong resident of Waynesburg. She is married to Tim Fox and has three children, ages 19, 16, and 12. Mary graduated from Ohio University with a degree in business management. She also has received her emergency teaching certification and most recently has been a substitute teacher in the Central Greene School District. Mary is a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Waynesburg where she has served as Deacon, Sunday school teacher, VBS Director and on the Christian Education committee. Mary is also a member of the board of directors of the Greene County United Way, where she serves on the Appropriations Committee. Mary's responsibilities at the University as event planner include the coordination of alumni events on campus and around the country.

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