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James Bullock, Vice President
University Advancement
704-688-2768 fax

James has more than 26 years of in-depth fundraising experience in higher education. In his role as Vice President for University Advancement at Queens, James serves on the president's senior leadership team and provides strategic oversight of the university's advancement program, including its critical development and capital fundraising initiatives. In 2011, Queens completed the Investing in Queens' Future campaign one year ahead of schedule with more than $110 million committed toward a $100 million goal. Queens was recently recognized by CASE (Council for the Advancement and Support of Education) as one of 20 universities nationally for excellence in fundraising.

Prior to coming to Queens, James served as Vice President of University Advancement at Wake Forest University, where he led an office of more than 75 development, alumni relations, marketing, and communications professionals. As director of the Campaign for Wake Forest from 1999 - 2006, James led a dedicated team of staff and volunteers to a record-setting landmark - surpassing the University's $600 million goal by more than $89 million.

James has consulted with a number of institutions and organizations across the Southeast. He is active in civic and professional organizations, serving as a trustee of the North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center; a two-term member of the Board of Directors for CASE District III; Vice Chair of the Center for Congregational Health, a subsidiary of the School of Pastoral Care at North Carolina Baptist Hospitals; and an elder at Highland Presbyterian Church in Winston-Salem, NC. He has been a frequent speaker on capital campaigns and planned giving at CASE conferences and other programs. James earned his BA (1985) and MBA (1995) from Wake Forest University.

James Bullock


Tamara Burrell
Executive Director of Presidential Relations
Associate Vice President for University Relations
(704) 337-2498

Tamara Burrell began her Queens career in 1997 and currently serves as the Executive Director of Presidential Relations and Associate Vice President for Development. In this role, she ensures the President is focused on Queens' donors and is a leader in executing fundraising strategies to help secure the financial health of the institution. Under the direction of the President and in collaboration with the Board Chair, she is also charged with the management and stewardship of the Board of Trustees, Life Trustees and Emeriti Trustees. She is responsible for organizing and implementing fundraising activities related to these groups which represent Queens' most generous philanthropists. Tamara holds a BA in Liberal Studies from Ambassador University and earned an MS in Organizational Development through Queens' McColl School in 2013.

Tamara Burrell


Adelaide Davis '61, Associate Vice President
Alumni Relations and Planned Giving
704-688-2768 fax

Adelaide is a 1961 graduate of Queens, holding a BA in English. After working as a volunteer at Queens for many years, Adelaide joined the staff as the Director of Alumni Relations in 1983 and currently serves as the Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations and Planned Giving. In addition to her work with alumni and friends of Queens, Adelaide serves as a liaison to the Queens Friends of Library, Friends of Music and Friends of Theater groups. During the celebration of her 50th class reunion in the summer of 2011, Adelaide's friends, family, former classmates, faculty, and staff honored her by establishing a Presidential Scholarship endowed in her name. Adelaide is a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church where she serves as an elder.

Adelaide Davis


Elizabeth Kiser, Associate Vice President
Director of Development

Elizabeth Kiser joined Queens University of Charlotte in 2012 as Associate Vice President and Director of Development after ten years of leading fundraising efforts at Davidson College. While at Davidson, Elizabeth was responsible for creating and implementing the overall fundraising strategy for the college.

Elizabeth leads Queens' strategic fundraising initiatives and manages the development team. Additionally, she serves as a key fundraiser, building relationships that advance the mission of Queens University of Charlotte.

"Elizabeth's decision to come to Queens is a tremendous tribute to the quality and caring nature of our board of trustees, our faculty and staff members." said James Bullock, Vice President for University Advancement upon Elizabeth's arrival. "We know her professionalism and fundraising skills will benefit our university for years to come."

Elizabeth earned a BA in Communications from St. Mary's College in Notre Dame, Indiana. She moved to Charlotte in 1995 and worked in sales and marketing with the Uptown YMCA, Ticketmaster and TEAMtalk, Inc. Elizabeth is a board member with Trinity Episcopal School. She is an Ironman triathlete and past president of Charlotte Triathlon Club. She lives a mile from Queens with her husband, Jamie, Mary Cate (9), Webb (7) and Finn (3), their yellow lab.


Laura Thompson Sutton
Director of Advancement Communications & Foundation Relations

Laura manages foundation relationships and communications originating from the Advancement office. She works closely with administration and faculty to ensure that university activities and strategic direction are communicated clearly and effectively to Queens' friends and supporters. Laura joined the Queens staff in 2013 with 17 years of corporate and non-profit fundraising experience. She is a graduate of Converse College with BA degrees in Business Administration and French, and is an alumna of the McColl School's MBA program. Laura is the proud parent of a Queens student. Through her daughter's experience and her own, Laura is an enthusiastic proponent of the student-focused, comprehensive education Queens provides in a nurturing environment.

Laura Sutton


Diane Bonsall, Administrative Assistant

Diane Bonsall


Lizz Gregg, Director
Donor Relations 

Lizz oversees donor recognition and stewardship at Queens. A Charlotte native, she holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and a concentration in Education from Davidson College. Prior to joining the Advancement team at Queens, Lizz worked in Alumni Relations at Davidson.

Lizz Clegg


Laura Beth Ellis, Assistant Vice President
Annual Giving & Constituent Relations

Laura Beth has been with Queens since 2009 and oversees annual giving and constituent relations. In this role she works closely with volunteer leaders and directs fundraising initiatives related to annual giving. Laura Beth is a graduate of Florida State University where she earned a BS in Political Science, and is an alumna of the McColl School's MS in Organizational Development program. She is married to Eric Ellis and they have two children, Anna Claire and Jack and their four-legged child, Ruby.


Jamie Yearwood, Director
Queens Fund & Annual Giving

Jamie manages the annual giving efforts at Queens as they relate to raising awareness and support for the Queens Fund. Previously, she served as the Director of Alumni and Development for the McColl School, working specifically with our McColl alumni population. She graduated from University of Tennessee with an MS in Sports Management in 2008 and from Elon University with a BA in Corporate Communications in 2007. Prior to her time at Queens, she worked in the advancement office at Elon.


Jane Williams, Assistant Director
Annual Giving

Jane is responsible for managing class fundraising volunteers and reunion giving efforts.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from North Carolina State University and is currently pursuing an MS degree in Organization Development through the McColl School.


Patrick Lynch, Director
McColl School Excellence Fund & Special Projects

Patrick oversees the annual giving efforts for the McColl School of Business at Queens. He has a bachelor's degree in marketing from Miami University and is currently a student in the PMBA program in the McColl School. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Patrick moved to Charlotte shortly after graduation and loves living in the Queen City. Before joining the team at Queens, he spent three years working with local charter schools. Most recently he served as the founding Development Director at Socrates Academy in Matthews, North Carolina. Patrick also serves as the Director of Communication and Brand Management for EnvisionEight, LLC, a company he co-founded in 2007.  He and his wife, Kathleen, enjoy volunteering and tutoring in Charlotte and exploring the many beautiful parks here in Charlotte. If he is not doing one of these two things, Patrick can be found cheering on his favorite Cleveland sports teams.


Emily Pinkerton, Director
Alumni Relations

Emily serves as the Director of Alumni Relations. She graduated from Elon University in 2006 with a degree in Leisure & Sport Management. After managing events in the NASCAR industry and at the Duke Mansion, she joined the Queens family in 2010. She most recently served as the Director of the Queens Learning Institute, planning conference and lecture events for the university.  She is thrilled to have the opportunity each day to connect and engage with alumni both near and far. Emily enjoys entertaining, serving on the development committee of the Mint Museum and the Festival in the Park Board and exploring new happenings in Charlotte with her husband and friends.


Meghann Goddard, Assistant Director
Alumni Relations

Meghann is a 2009 graduate of UNC Pembroke and most recently worked as the Assistant Director of Alumni Relations at Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont. She worked specifically on reunion activities and served as the liaison for all assigned class agents and alumni volunteers. Additionally, she supported the technical aspects of all class web pages housed on the Norwich University Exchange site. She brings much enthusiasm in working with young alumni and brings fresh ideas and a love for higher education to her work at Queens.

Meghann Goddard


Cindy Manshack, Executive Director
Research and Advancement Services

Cindy Manshack oversees prospect research and prospect management in support of Queens' major gift fundraising efforts. She has been with Queens since 1989, and headed the university's annual giving program from 1995 to 2002, when she moved into her current position. She is a member of the Association of Professional Researchers in Advancement (APRA) and serves on the board of APRA-Carolinas. Prior to joining Queens, Cindy worked at the Carolina Raptor Center, an environmental education and raptor rehabilitation facility, and was a high school math and science teacher. She earned a BA with Honors in Biology from Randolph-Macon Woman's College.

Cindy Manshack


Pat Renguso, Administrative Assistant
University Advancement

In her role as Administrative Assistant Pat supports James Bullock and Adelaide Davis. She holds a BA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Mundelein College (now part of Loyola University/Chicago) and a post baccalaureate diploma in Paralegal Technology from CPCC. Prior to joining the Advancement team in 2008 Pat worked in the banking industry, and in academic environments at Mundelein College and Immaculate Heart of Mary High School in the Chicago area.

Pat Renguso


Beth Sauls, Director
Advancement Services

Beth has been a part of the advancement team since 1992. She directs and manages the University Advancement Services office. Her responsibilities include data base management, information services and financial reporting. She also directs and manages procedures and documentation for gift receipting.

Beth Sauls


Shakeela Mays, Advancement Services Coordinator
Advancement Services

Shakeela is a 2013 graduate of Queens with a Bachelor of Arts degree in New Media Design.  After serving as a work study for the Advancement Office during her first three years as an undergraduate, she is now settled into her new position as the Advancement Services Coordinator.  Her duties include handling donations, distributing receipts, and maintining the information database.

Shakeela Mays
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