Alumni Relations and Development Team

Spencer Lewis, Director of Development and Alumni Relations

Spencer LewisB.A., Business, Virginia Tech

Spencer Lewis, director of development and alumni relations for Penn State World Campus, sets the vision for and oversees the breadth of fundraising initiatives, including scholarship and program endowments and alumni and donor relations. He has contributed to the success of two prior University capital campaigns and is leading Penn State World Campus in fundraising for A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence. After graduating from Virginia Tech, Lewis served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army and then pursued a more than 30-year career in fundraising. He has held positions with the Penn State Smeal College of Business, the Penn State College of Engineering, and the American Cancer Society.

Email: ssl2@psu.edu
Phone: 814-863-8792

Rob Butler, Director of Major Gifts

Rob ButlerM.A., Television, Radio, and Film, Syracuse University
B.A., English, Bates College

Rob Butler, director of major gifts, has a fundraising portfolio that includes initiatives at Penn State World Campus, such as program and scholarship endowments. He joined the Penn State World Campus Development and Alumni Relations team in 1999, and he has held the positions of development assistant, assistant director, and associate director. Before his career in fundraising, Butler was a radio news anchor/reporter in Augusta, Maine, and an associate producer for television and radio at WPSU.

Email: rmbutler@psu.edu
Phone: 814-865-8283

Amber Redmond, Director of Alumni Relations

Amber RedmondMaster of Public Administration, Penn State World Campus
B.S., Management, Penn State

Amber Redmond, director of alumni relations for Penn State World Campus, began her career at Penn State in the Office of Gift Planning within the Division of Development and Alumni Relations in August 2013. After three years in central development, Redmond transitioned to a role in the Admission Services and Financial Aid Office with World Campus. During her time in this role, Redmond also coordinated the operations of the Penn State World Campus Alumni Ambassador Program, where she developed her affinity for working closely with World Campus alumni. In February 2020, Redmond returned to the Division of Development and Alumni Relations and assumed her role as director of alumni relations for World Campus.

Email: adg5020@psu.edu
Phone: 814-863-6923

Amy Sharer, Director of Stewardship and Donor Relations

Amy SharerAssociate of Applied Science, Pennsylvania College of Technology

Amy Sharer, director of stewardship and donor relations, began her career at Penn State in the Office of the Senior Vice President and Dean for the Commonwealth Educational System. She spent several years as the development assistant for the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications and as assistant director in administrative information systems for Penn State Development and Alumni Relations. Sharer joined the World Campus Development and Alumni Relations team from the Penn State College of Engineering, where she served as the College’s stewardship coordinator.

Email: aqh1@psu.edu
Phone: 814-863-3328

Nick McCarthy, Strategic Initiatives Coordinator

M.A., English, Penn State
B.A., English and American Literature, University of Warwick, UK

Nick McCarthy, strategic initiatives coordinator, leads communications for the Penn State World Campus Development and Alumni Relations team, which includes managing volunteer campaign communications. Her responsibilities encompass researching and developing major proposals, developing relationships with foundations, and managing special projects. Previously, she was a publications writer for The Penn Stater, proposal writer for the Grand Destiny Campaign, and assistant director of the Center for Computational Mathematics and Applications at Penn State. She also served as a technical communications specialist with the Justice and Safety Institute in Penn State Outreach.

Email: njm9@psu.edu
Phone: 814-865-4342

Chrissy Long, Development Assistant

Chrissy LongAssociate in Specialized Business, South Hills School of Business and Technology

Chrissy Long, development assistant, supports the planning and implementation of fundraising programs. She joined Outreach and Online Education in 2000, and in 2004, she became the staff assistant for the Penn State World Campus Development and Alumni Relations team. Long was promoted to her current role in 2008.

Email: cll14@psu.edu
Phone: 814-863-6541

 

Suzie Hassinger, Administrative Support Assistant

Suzie HassingerDiploma in Accounting, South Hills School of Business and Technology

Suzie Hassinger, administrative support assistant, joined the Penn State World Campus Development and Alumni Relations team in 2014. Previously, she was an administrative support assistant for the Grants and Contract Office in Outreach and Online Education. Her experience also includes providing administrative support for Statewide Continuing Education, Outreach Marketing, and Cooperative Extension.

Email: seh15@psu.edu
Phone: 814-863-2437