Vice President for Development
Executive Director of the UCO Foundation
Associate Vice President for Development
Coordinator of Scholarship and Donor Fund Compliance
Executive Office Assistant
College of Business Administration
Lea Ann Chandler
College of Liberal Arts
College of Education and Professional Studies
College of Mathematics and Science
UCO Wellness Center
Coordinator of Prospect Research
Information Processing Assistant
Vice President for Development and Executive Director of the UCO Foundation
As a trusted leader in the community with more than 20 years of non-profit experience, Anne Holzberlein brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership to the UCO Foundation. As Executive Director of the Foundation, Anne is guiding the Foundation through an era of tremendous growth in support from alumni, friends and the community.
Prior to her appointment as President in 2004, she was a member of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees, serving as its president, secretary and the chair of several committees. She also worked for 16 years at The Kerr Foundation in Oklahoma City, directing the administration of grants and special events. She has additional non-profit development experience at the Center for the American Indian.
Anne is also an active volunteer and philanthropist in the community. She is a charter member of the Edmond Women’s Club and a member of several other organizations, including the Rotary Club of Edmond, IMPACT Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Foundation of Excellence. She served for five years on the Edmond Public School Board, with two of those years spent as board president. Additionally, Governor Brad Henry appointed her to the Advisory Board for the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.
She has also been involved with the Hope Center Guild Board, the American Cancer Society, Women in Leadership, the Edmond Educational Endowment, Leadership Oklahoma Class XIII, Bart Conner Educational Programs, Inc., Edmond Public Schools Strategic Action Team, City of Edmond Vision Team and the UCO Broadway Tonight Board.
Anne received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Interior Design from UCO, and worked for ten years as a designer in the Oklahoma City area. She and her husband, Lynn, reside in Edmond and look forward to visits from their two children and six grandchildren.Brenda Knott
Associate Vice President for Development
Brenda Knott is the smiling face behind the thoughtful thank-you’s and asks for support that our Presidential Partners and other donors receive throughout the year…along with the countless other duties that go into implementing a successful annual campaign. But Brenda is used to multi-tasking her way through large projects.
Brenda spent several years working in Hollywood, CA for Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Studios in several capacities, including Set Design, Props, Costume Design, and Associate Producer.
She got her start with the bronze and blue as a student at UCO, earning her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Interior Design with additional study at the Parsons School of Design in Paris, France. An award-winning designer, she also ran her own studio, Knott Designs, for several years in addition to working at interior design studios here and on the West Coast.
She is a member of the Edmond Bicycle Committee and a graduate of Leadership UCO.
Coordinator of Scholarships and Donor Fund Compliance
Virginia Ellis has worked with the UCO Foundation for more than ten years, joining the team for then university President George Nigh's Campaign UCO in 1995. Today, she coordinates the many scholarships available to UCO students through the Foundation. Prior to her work at UCO, Virginia worked at home as a mom to her four sons, living in several states before settling in Edmond in 1985.
Executive Office Assistant
As the UCO Foundation's Executive Office Assistant, Heather Fieth keeps the wheels of the office turning for the staff and our donors. Heather previously worked at UCO in Auxiliary Enterprises before taking on the job as full-time mom to her daughter, Reagan. She returned to UCO to work for the Foundation in 2005, continuing the Central tradition in her family started by her mother, Judy Wallar, who worked in the Vice President of Administration office for many years.
Antoinette is the friendly voice that greets you when you call the UCO Foundation. She also helps ensure the day to day operations run smoothly. New to Edmond, she joined the Development Team after a five year stint in Las Vegas in the sales and hospitality industry. Her background in sales and BBA in finance from Lamar University will be a powerful asset to the Development Team. She resides in Edmond with her husband Glenn and lovable pup Charlie.
Development Manager, College of Business Administration
Hillary is the dynamic development manager behind the fundraising for College of Business Administration. No stranger to the development world, she served as the director of development at Cameron University for five years. She also brings a wealth of communication experience to the post from her time working in television newsrooms throughout the United States.
She is a National Officer for Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority and enjoys spending time with her nieces and nephews and traveling to new place, when she can find the time.
Lea Ann Chandler
Development Manager, College of Liberal Arts
Development Manager, College of Education and Professional Studies
Judy joined the development team after serving four years at the March of Dimes as the Oklahoma City WalkAmerica Director and Division Director of the Oklahoma Central Division of the March of Dimes, where she was instrumental in their signature event WalkAmerica, now called March for Babies.
A UCO graduate with a bachelor's in Public Relations, she is a member of the Rotary 29 Foundation. She and her husband David are proud parents of two children.
Development Manager, Athletics
Dave is the multi-talented force behind fundraising for Athletics. Native to Edmond and proud member of an original Land Run family, Dave has an interesting background of experience with a Master of Divinity from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary at Northwestern and more than 15 years in church leadership and ministry at Presbyterian Church and Young Life. He has served on numerous boards throughout his career including the Family Promise Board of Shawnee and the Board of the Oklahoma Council of Churches.
His wife Shannon owns Lewis Orthodontics and they have three children Allison, Macy and Garrett.
Development Manager, College of Mathematics and Science
Development Manager, UCO Wellness Center
Casey Moore is the smiling face behind the UCO Wellness Center's fundraising efforts. Casey garners the much needed public and private support for the UCO Wellness Center initiatives. This includes support for Olympic and Paralympic initiatives as well as Healthy Campus and various capital projects.
Casey received his Bachelor of Science in Recreation Management from UCO and his Master of Education in Sport Administration from Wichita State University. Before joining the UCO Wellness Center, he served as the assistant athletic director for Marketing and Development with the UCO Athletic Department.
Despite his busy work schedule, Casey always makes time for his wife Jessica, who is also a UCO graduate, and their two young children Briley and Briggs.
Coordinator Advancement Services and Prospect Research
A man of many talents, Jacob Astley will be putting his research skills to the test as Coordinator of Prospect Research for the Development Office. He will be instrumental in helping us match donors with projects or areas that would be of most interest to them.
Previously serving in the UCO Chambers Library before joining the Development Office, Jacob has a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.
He currently resides in Edmond with his wife, Shawna, and two young boys Alex and Logan and new baby Kaitlyn.
Wendy is a valuable addition to the UCO Development team. She makes sure our donor records are accurate, secure, and up-to-date while also serving as a resource across campus in helping UCO colleges and departments stay in touch with their alumni and friends.
Before joining the development team, she worked in the UCO Alumni Relations office for almost eight years where she served as Coordinator of Records and Reporting.
Wendy is an Oklahoma transplant who moved here in the mid 90’s after growing up in the Northeast. In her spare time, she enjoys scrapbooking, reading, and spending time with her husband, two feisty sons, and spoiled dog.
Kali keeps records updated as donors give to the Foundation, proofreads information, prepares monthly reports and assists with research where needed. She graduated from Central in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English and is enjoying putting her proofreading and research skills to use. Originally from Muskogee, she enjoys living in Edmond and likes to read, cook and explore the metro area in her spare time.
University Development Officers