For release: May 29, 2008
For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey
The Advancement Division at the University of Memphis has added three new members
to its team. Kelly Davis has been named director of development for University initiatives,
and Shawn Carter and Joseph “Joe” Biggers are new alumni affairs coordinators.
Davis will be responsible for recruiting donors for initiatives in the Graduate School,
University College, Student Affairs, and University Libraries. Additionally, he will
work on projects that have University-wide scope and impact. Davis had most recently
been serving as an alumni affairs coordinator for the University, and before that
as graduate assistant/intern for the Athletics Department. He has been with the University
for almost four years, after receiving his bachelor’s degree in health and human performance
from the University of Tennessee at Martin and a master’s degree in sport and leisure
science from the U of M.
Carter graduated from the U of M with both a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a
master’s degree in education. She worked for the University as a recruiter in the
Office of Recruitment and Orientation Services for seven years, but left in 2006 to
become a technical recruiter at Cook Systems International.
Before joining the University, Biggers worked as a special events intern for the East
Carolina University Pirate Club, where he assisted with planning, recruiting, and
development. His operations background in sports management also allowed him to work
the Men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament in Raleigh, N.C. Most recently he was a teacher,
coach and athletics director in the North Carolina public schools system. Biggers
received both his bachelor’s degree in exercise and sports science and master’s degree
in sports management and administration from East Carolina.