Vice President for Development
Executive Director of the UCO Foundation
Associate Vice President for Development
Interim Director of the UCO Alumni Association
College of Business
College of Fine Arts and Design
Lea Ann Chandler
College of Liberal Arts
College of Mathematics and Science
College of Education and Professional Studies
Manager of Advancement Services
Data Entry Processor
Information Processing Assistant
Data Entry Processor
Donor Fund Compliance
Marketing and PR
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.
Associate Vice President for Development and Interim Director of the UCO Alumni Association
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.
Development Manager, College of Business
Hillary is the dynamic development manager behind the fundraising for College of Business. 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.
Development Manager, College of Fine Arts and Design
Lea Ann Chandler
Development Manager, College of Liberal Arts
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, 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.