Conferences & Training
Faculty - Advanced Development for Deans and Academic Leaders

Conference Co-Chairs

Penelepe Hunt

Penelepe Hunt
Senior Consultant and Principal
Marts & Lundy

Penny Hunt is a professional management consultant and executive coach, with 28 years of experience in the development field. She is a senior consultant and principal with Marts & Lundy, a prominent consulting firm in the field of philanthropy.

Prior to joining Marts & Lundy, Hunt was vice chancellor for development at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She headed a comprehensive program that includes seventeen schools and units, a central development office and a comprehensive medical center. She worked closely with UIC's chancellor, deans and senior campus leaders build UIC's philanthropy programs. She led the campus' $650 million campaign, which exceeded its goal by $26 million. She managed a staff of 95, and instituted an ongoing three-tier faculty training program.

Prior to joining UIC, Hunt spent thirteen years at Northwestern University, where she directed the university's $1.5 billion comprehensive campaign. As associate vice president for development, she led "Campaign Northwestern" to a final total of $1.55 billion, making it one of the most successful campaigns in higher education. While directing the campaign, she also managed the major gift operations of seven schools and the university art museum. In previous assignments at Northwestern, she directed the "Campaign for Scholarships" and managed the university annual giving program. In her private practice, Hunt specializes in training, executive coaching and professional development for boards, presidents, deans and other senior leaders, and development staff.

Throughout her career, she has trained more than 2,000 academics and development professionals. Her book, Development for Academic Leaders: A Practical Guide to Fundraising Success, was published by Jossey-Bass in the fall of 2012. She has also served as director of development for the Des Moines Art Center, acting director of development for the Illinois Arts Alliance and director of annual giving for Pomona College.

Hunt earned a bachelor's degree in English from Pomona College, and an master's degree in business administration with distinction from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern.

Kelly Sartorius

Kelly Sartorius
Director of Advancement, University Honors Program
University of Kansas

Kelly Sartorius is the director of advancement of the university honors program at the University of Kansas. Previously, she was the senior director of development at University of Arkansas' College of Engineering. She also served as director of development for the College of Arts and Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, with primary responsibility for the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. With 16 years of fundraising experience, Sartorius joined Washington University in 2011. During her time at Washington University, the university was engaged in a $2.2 billion comprehensive campaign, "Leading Together."

Sartorius began her higher education development career at Kansas State University, where she became senior director of development for the College of Engineering. During her tenure there, the college increased its annual funds raised from $14 million to more than $25 million by building strong volunteer relationships and creating partnerships between industry and academic units. Sartorius also serves as co-chair of the CASE Advanced Development for Deans conference. Among her previous positions, she held the role of legislative director for the Speaker of the Kansas House of Representatives, where she coordinated legislative proposals on education policy. She also worked in political campaign management.

A member of Phi Beta Kappa, Sartorius earned bachelor degrees in journalism and U.S. history from Kansas State and Wichita State Universities respectively; a master's degree in American studies from the University of Maryland; and a doctorate in American history from Kansas State. Her academic work won the 2012 Ruth Strang Award by the Center for Women at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), and has been featured on CSPAN3. She currently has a forthcoming book on the history of higher education under contract with Palgrave Macmillan.


John English

John English
Dean of Engineering, University of Arkansas
Irma F. and Raymond F. Giffels Endowed Chair in Engineering

A respected expert on quality and reliability engineering, John English is the ninth dean of the University of Arkansas College of Engineering and is the holder of the Irma F. and Raymond F. Giffels Endowed Chair.

English was a faculty member in the University of Arkansas department of industrial engineering from 1991 to 2007, as well as head of the department from 2000 to 2007. He was the founding director of the U of A's Center for Engineering Logistics and Distribution, and has served as the director of the GENESIS Technology Business Incubator. He was also on the faculty at Texas A&M University, taught at Oklahoma State University and gained industry experience at AT&T Communications.

English has been active on the national level in shaping the future of engineering education, participating in significant committees for the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE), serving as a member of the board of directors for the Reliability and Maintainability Symposium and IIE and as a participant in national meetings of engineering deans. He also holds the membership level of Fellow in the Institute of Industrial Engineers.

Prior to returning to the University of Arkansas, English was dean of the Kansas State College of Engineering and holder of the LeRoy C. and Aileen H. Paslay Chair from 2007 to 2013. Under English's leadership, the College of Engineering at Kansas State crafted a vision, promoted and expanded its research venues and experienced increases in both private giving and research funding.

English holds a doctorate in industrial engineering and management from Oklahoma State University. He received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and a master's degree in operations research from the University of Arkansas.

Eli Jones

Eli Jones
Dean of Mays Business School, Professor of Marketing, and Lowry and Peggy Mays Eminent Scholar
Texas A&M University

Eli Jones is professor of marketing, dean of Mays Business School, and Lowry and Peggy Mays Eminent Scholar at his alma mater, Texas A&M University. Previously, he served as dean of the Sam M. Walton College of Business and the Sam M. Walton Leadership Chair at the University of Arkansas and as dean of the E. J. Ourso College of Business and the E. J. Ourso Distinguished Professor of Business at Louisiana State University (LSU). Jones was at the University of Houston for 11 years. There he was assistant professor, associate professor with tenure, full professor, associate dean for Executive Education Programs and, prior to that, the founding executive director of the Sales Excellence Institute at the University of Houston.

He has published in the Journal of Marketing, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Personal Selling and Sales Management, Management Science, and Journal of Applied Psychology, among others. He has received excellence in teaching awards on the university, national, and international levels. He teaches strategic selling, advanced professional selling, key accounts selling, sales leadership, and marketing strategy at the undergraduate and MBA levels, and a Ph.D. seminar on marketing strategy.

Before becoming a professor, Jones worked in sales and sales management for three Fortune 100 companies. Positions held include key account manager, key account executive (responsible for two of the Top 25 accounts in the United States), zone sales planning manager (responsible for sales in three states), sales manager, and zone sales manager designate.

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