Thompson Hall lawn.

Meet the CAS Team

For the benefit of the students we are dedicated to promoting philanthropic support for the college’s research, teaching and programs.  We view ourselves as a service unit to our alumni and friends, and value relationships, integrity, accountability and customer service.  Our office manages alumni relations, private support and corporate partnerships.

To contact the College of Arts and Sciences for events or any other external relations business please contact us at or (509) 335-1096.

Laura Child
Senior Director of Development
Denise Chaffins
Development Coordinator – Annual Giving and Social Media Engagement
Amy Cox
Director of Development
Darby Smith
Development Coordinator – Stewardship and Events
Steven Ward
Program Specialist

Thank You for Making a Difference!

Your support enables the college to continue innovating, advancing student and faculty research and scholarship, and providing top-quality programs that prepare students for lifelong learning and success in the complex professional world and their personal endeavors.

Every gift makes a difference.  Make a gift online here.  If you would like to discuss your donation or grant please contact Laura Child for assistance.  All our alumni and friends play a critical role in sustaining excellence in higher education.