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Jill Still   Jill Still, CFRE, Vice President for University Advancement
  Jill Still is a Nacogdoches native who earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Texas A&M University and a master's degree in business administration from SFA. She is a Certified Fund Raising Executive. Mrs. Still has played various leadership roles in the Development Office for over 18 years and has recently been named Vice President for University Advancement. She also serves as the Executive Director for the SFASU Foundation.
Becky Smith   Becky Smith, Executive Assistant to the
Vice President for University Advancement
  Becky Smith is a native of Arkansas who received an associate degree in business administration from Northwestern State University of Louisiana. Mrs. Smith has background experience in banking, the legal field and higher education. She assists the vice president and works closely with the SFASU Foundation and Real Estate Foundation.
Office of Development, a division of University Advancement
Trey Turner   Trey Turner 98 & 02, Executive Director of Development

A native of Nacogdoches, Trey Turner earned both a Bachelor's of Business Administration and a Master's degree in Public Administration from SFA.  In addition, he also earned a graduate certificate in Nonprofit Management from the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.  Currently, Trey is nearing completion of a doctoral degree in Higher Education Administration at Texas A&M University.  Prior to his career at SFA, Trey spent approximately ten years in the pharmaceutical industry working for such firms as Pfizer and Merck.  We are pleased to have him as the Executive Director of Development.

  April Smith 02Associate Director of Development
  April Smith earned a bachelor's degree in public administration and is currently enrolled in the public administration master's program, all at SFA. For over 12 years, she has worked with the Development Office, first as a Phonejack student caller, then as Telephone Outreach Program Supervisor, to Assistant Director for Annual Campaigns, to Assistant Director of Development, and finally to her current position as Associate Director of Development. Mrs. Smith works directly with phonathons, direct mail, online solicitations, donor stewardship, gift reporting and various other special projects.
  Greg Caldwell '12, Development Officer

A native of West Texas, Greg Caldwell earned a Bachelor of Science in agricultural business and economics from West Texas A&M University in 1996 and a Master of Business Administration from SFA in 2012.  Prior to coming to work for SFA, Greg spent 18 years in sales and sales management in the steel building construction industry with Mueller Inc.

Lana Comeaux   Lana Comeaux ’03 & 09, Development Officer

Lana Comeaux is originally from Orange, Texas, and moved to Pineland, Texas, in 2001. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in industrial engineering from Lamar University in 1995. Later, she earned her Texas Teaching Certification. She received her Master of Educational Leadership in 2003 and Doctorate of Educational Leadership in 2009 from SFA. Lana has worked as a teacher, principal and superintendent. She also served as the executive director of the Sabine Area Career Center in conjunction with Angelina College. 

Dale Green   Dale Green '99, Development Officer

A native Houstonian, Dale Green earned a Bachelor of Arts in communication from SFA in 1999 and a Master of Business Administration from Sonoma State University in 2011. Prior to  joining the Office of Development team, Dale worked in sales and post-secondary education for more than 10 years.

Lauren Light   Lauren Light, Annual Fund Coordinator

Lauren Light graduated from Tarleton State University with a bachelor's degree in communication, emphasizing in public relations and event management. Lauren is responsible for coordinating and implementing annual fund solicitations including but not limited to phone, mail, online and events.

Kim Carmona   Kim Carmona 04, Accounting Coordinator
  Kim Carmona is an East Texas native. She received a bachelor's degree in Spanish with a minor in international business from SFA. She joined the Development Office staff in 2008 as a Gift Processing Specialist and moved into the Accounting Coordinator role in February 2010.
Ginger Dorman   Ginger Dorman '02, Gift Coordinator

Ginger joined the development staff in summer 2015 and is responsible for stewardship, gift processing, and matching gift efforts for the university and the SFASU Foundation.   She earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from SFA in 2002.

Crystal McCarthy   Crystal McCarthy 01, Development Assistant
  Crystal joined the development staff in fall 2014 and is responsible for assisting in coordinating special events and providing administrative support to the development team. A Nacogdoches native, she earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from SFA in 2001.



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