Conferences & Training
Faculty - Development for Deans and Academic Leaders -- Fall Session


Lorna Somers

Lorna Somers
Vice President, McMaster Foundation and Director of Development
McMaster University

Lorna Somers has been working in university advancement at McMaster University since 1988. During that time, she has been involved in the establishment and growth of the annual fund, gift planning and major and principal giving. She has been campaign director for two university-wide comprehensive campaigns—"Changing Tomorrow Today 2001" and "The Campaign for McMaster 2010"—in addition to directing a series of targeted campaigns for athletics, the Museum of Art, two campaigns for scholarships and bursaries, the Student Centre and for the Centre for Learning and Discovery. She currently focuses her attention on working closely with senior academic leaders and volunteers to secure principal level gifts, most notable among them, the largest cash gift to a Canadian university.

She complements the depth of her experience at McMaster with the breadth of a commitment to teaching and training that takes her around the globe. She works throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and North America with academics and board members as well as colleagues in advancement—both in higher education and the charitable sector. Volunteer work has included national chair of Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP), and trustee and chair of the International Committee for CASE. Along with co-author Frank Minton, she wrote the definitive volume entitled Planned Giving for Canadians, now in its 4th edition and still among the best-selling books on fundraising in Canada. The TV movie is expected to air early 2017.

In recognition for her contribution to teaching and for service and leadership within the profession, Somers was awarded CASE's John Lippincott Award (2016) and Frank Ashmore Award (2011) and the 1997 "Friend of CAGP" award. She was the second Canadian to receive the CASE Crystal Apple for Excellence in Teaching in 2005, eclipsed only by her Science Fair project winning the American Phytopathological Award in 1976.

At McMaster, she has taught art history for Continuing Education, and teaches the university's most popular student, alumni and community event, her etiquette dinners called Meals and Manners. It's most recent incarnations were Downton Abbey Dining, (in full Edwardian kit, no less), followed by Mad Men, Martinis and Manners.

Somers has degrees in English and art history.


Krista Allen

Krista Allen Raney
Assistant Vice President for Development
LSU Foundation

Krista Allen Raney is the Assistant Vice President of Development for the LSU Foundation. Raney has served LSU for eight years and currently provides tactical leadership, management and evaluation of major and principal gift efforts in partnership with the comprehensive fundraising team at the LSU Foundation. Raney also manages a strategic portfolio of top donors. During her time at LSU, she also spearheaded the implementation and adaptation of an integrated fundraising model, the sole multi-unit fundraising group at LSU. Prior to stepping into this senior role with the Colleges of Humanities & Social Sciences, Music & Dramatic Arts, and the LSU Press, Raney spent four years at the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business. During this time, she was promoted to the role of Director of Development and was charged in 2014 with creating a corporate philanthropy structure. Allen successfully developed and implemented a corporate giving program, the first of its kind in a senior college at LSU.

Raney has presented several times for the Council in Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), with most recent emphasis on how to build robust, effective partnerships between academic leaders and lead fundraisers. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and is active in the Baton Rouge community. Raney has served for the past nine years on the board of the Baton Rouge Affiliate of Susan G. Komen and chaired the signature fundraising event, Race for the Cure, in both 2012 and 2013. Krista was selected as the Outstanding Volunteer for the local Susan G. Komen affiliate in 2013 and was honored as one of the top Forty Under 40 in Baton Rouge in 2017. Raney also invests her time with the Iris Domestic Violence Center. Finally, Krista is an active member at the Chapel on the Campus.

Kim Buckley

Kim Buckley
Senior Director of Development, Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences
Northwestern University

Kim Buckley is the Senior Director of Development for Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences at Northwestern University. She works with Weinberg alumni and friends to build relationships and facilitate support for Weinberg College. Prior to this role, Kim held positions in leadership giving and direct marketing in the Office of Annual Giving for Northwestern University.

Kim's background is in strategic consulting and product marketing. Kim received her BS from Northwestern University's School of Education and Social Policy and her MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.

Peter Hayashida

Peter Hayashida
Vice Chancellor for University Advancement, University of California, Riverside
President, UC Riverside Foundation and CASE Trustee

Peter Hayashida is vice chancellor of university advancement and president of the UCR Foundation for the University of California, Riverside. He is a member of the Chancellor's leadership team and oversees alumni relations, fundraising, communications and marketing, and special events for the campus.

Before joining UC Riverside in 2009, Hayashida spent the first 19 years of his higher education career at UCLA, where he held a range of roles ending with assistant vice chancellor for external affairs.

He earned a bachelor's degree in communication studies from UCLA and a master's degree in business administration from California State University, Northridge. He has volunteered his time in arts, human rights, and healthcare organizations. Hayashida has served on the board of trustees of CASE and as a member and chair of the CASE Commission on Philanthropy.

Stacia Haynie

Stacia Haynie
Interim Executive Vice President and Provost
Louisiana State University

Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Stacia Haynie has been an active member of the LSU community since joining the Department of Political Science in 1990. Dr. Haynie served as Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences before being named Interim Executive Vice President and Provost in the LSU Office of Academic Affairs. Dr. Haynie earned the J. W. Annison Jr. Family Alumni Professor at LSU and has served in a number of administrative positions on the campus including Department Chair, Associate Dean and Interim Dean of the LSU Graduate School, as well as Vice Provost for Academic Affairs.

Dr. Haynie received a bachelor's degree in theater in 1981 and a master's degree in political science in 1986, both from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. In 1990, she received her Ph.D. in political science from the University of North Texas.

Dr. Haynie studies judicial politics with special emphasis on comparative appellate court decision-making. With support from the National Science Foundation and the Louisiana Education Quality Support Fund, Dr. Haynie and her colleagues C. Neal Tate of Vanderbilt, Reginald Sheehan of Michigan State University and Donald Songer of the University of South Carolina created a 10-country appellate courts data set. Haynie has particular expertise in the legal systems of South Africa, the Philippines and India. Her studies also include civil trial court decisions in U.S. state courts.

Dr. Haynie taught courses in Judicial Politics, American Constitutional Law, Comparative Judicial Politics and American Public Law. Dr. Haynie has also been awarded the Arts & Sciences Professor's Award for Distinguished Scholarship, the LSU University Alumni Association Faculty Excellence Award and the LSU College of Arts & Sciences Advisory Council Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

Kimberly A. Hopely

Kimberly A. Hopely
Senior Vice President
Arizona State University Foundation

Kimberly A. Hopely, joined the Arizona State University Foundation for A New American University in December 2015. Her role as senior vice president provides oversight for unit development and strategic engagement. This includes the philanthropic development of the academic units and institutes as well as Foundation engagement programs, President’s Club, Women & Philanthropy, scholarship advancement, donor relations and parent engagement.

Hopely has been in the nonprofit sector for more than twenty-five years and has experience in community organizations, healthcare, and higher education. Prior to her position at the ASU Foundation, she served as the senior director for operations and development at the Banner Health Foundation, assistant vice president of University Advancement at A.T. Still University, and executive director for United Way of Grays Harbor in Washington, where the organization was recognized for innovations in community collaboration.

In 2012, Hopely completed a health policy fellowship at New York Institute of Technology and Ohio University with graduate medical education as her focus. She received her master of nonprofit studies at Arizona State University in 2011 after graduating from ASU in 2007 with a bachelor of arts in integrative studies—health administration and organizational leadership. Hopely completed an internship in organizational leadership at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center/Barrow Neurological Foundation in 2007.

Shaun Keister headshot

Shaun Keister
Vice Chancellor of Development and Alumni Relations, University of California, Davis
President, UC Davis Foundation

Shaun B. Keister, a veteran fundraiser with experience in higher education, arts and conservation philanthropy, became UC Davis' first vice chancellor for development and alumni relations in 2011.

He functions as the campus's chief fundraising officer and also serves as president of the UC Davis Foundation. He led UC Davis in successfully completing its first comprehensive fundraising campaign, "The Campaign for UC Davis," raising more than $1.1 billion from nearly 110,000 donors. Under his leadership, UC Davis became one of the top two percent of fundraising programs in the United States according to the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

Keister has served in a series of high-level development posts at Florida State, Iowa State and Penn State universities. In his previous positions he has played a key role in the launch of three major campaigns.

He is a nationally-renowned fundraising expert having been quoted in local and national media outlets including "CNN Money," The Chronicle of Philanthropy, CURRENTS magazine, The Sacramento Bee and Fox 40 News. Additionally, he has nearly 20 years as an independent fundraising consultant serving clients including the San Francisco Opera, Steppenwolf Theatre, World Wildlife Fund and The Nature Conservancy, and more than 60 public and private universities.

Keister has served as a CASE member and volunteer, speaking at more than 20 international conferences. He is the 2005 recipient of the CASE Crystal Apple Award for excellence in teaching and currently serves on the CASE Commission on Philanthropy..

He has a bachelor's degree in political science from The Pennsylvania State University and a master's and doctoral degree in sociology from Iowa State University of Science and Technology.

Minton, Frank

Frank Minton
Frank Minton Consulting LLC

Frank Minton is an accomplished and widely respected planned giving expert. Frank founded Planned Giving Services and is currently the Principal of Frank Minton Consulting LLC.

Before entering consulting in January 1991, he spent more than ten years with the University of Washington, where he served as director of planned giving and executive director of development. Previously he served as senior estate planning officer and field director at Northwestern University, and was for six years a professor at Muskingum College in Ohio. He received his master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Chicago.

Minton has played a most critical role in shaping the planned giving industry as we know it today. An extensively recognized expert on gift annuities, he is a past chair of the American Council on Gift Annuities. He has also served both as conference chair and president of the National Committee on Planned Giving a national organization of gift planning professionals now known as the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning.

Frank’s contribution to planned giving is widely recognized. He has received the prestigious Distinguished Service Award from both NCPG and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, the David Donaldson Distinguished Service Award from the Planned Giving Group of New England, the Russell Kohr Award from the Chicago Council on Planned Giving, and was the first recipient of the Outstanding Development Officer Award from the Northwest Development Officers Association.

Adrian Randolph

Adrian Randolph
Dean of Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences
Northwestern University

Adrian Randolph is dean of the Judd A. and Marjorie Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Art History. He joined Northwestern University on July 1, 2015.

Prior to joining Northwestern, Randolph served as the associate dean of the faculty for the Arts and Humanities at Dartmouth College. He also served as chair of the Department of Art History at Dartmouth, as well as director of the college's Leslie Center for the Humanities.

Randolph's research focuses on the art and architecture of medieval and Renaissance Italy. His scholarship emphasizes the blending of visual analysis with other contextual information, from fields as varied as science, literature, social history and gender studies. Throughout his career, he has successfully forged connections across disciplinary boundaries to build programming, lectures and conferences on topics as diverse as humor and race, Native American art, and science and visualization.

Randolph has authored, co-authored or edited eight books and numerous articles, essays and reviews. He also has served on the international advisory board of the journal Art History as well as the University Press of New England. Randolph completed his B.A. at Princeton University, his M.A. at the University of London and his Ph.D. in fine arts and the history of art and architecture at Harvard University.

Guest Speaker

Ivan Adames

Ivan Adames
Chief Development Officer
DePaul University

As the chief development officer, Ivan Adames is responsible for the fundraising units at DePaul University, the largest Catholic university in the country. He was previously the Executive Director of Schools & Programs at Northwestern University where he oversaw several development teams including the Medill School of Journalism, Bienen School of Music, and the Block Museum. Ivan also served as the director of development for international programs at Johns Hopkins University. A former Fulbright Scholar (Germany) and CASE Fellow, he has held professional positions at varied education institutions including the Ohio State University, Imperial College London, and the University of Massachusetts Foundation. Adames is a past board member and advisor of the Science of Philanthropy Initiative at the University of Chicago. He has also been an active CASE volunteer, and is currently on the CASE Commission on Philanthropy.


CASE Crystal Apple Award winner for excellence in teaching