Samuel Ginn College of Engineering

Staff Directory

Senior Director - Derek Dictson
Derek Dictson

Office: 1320N Shelby Center
Phone: 334.844.1138

Directs the college’s development and fundraising efforts, manages and coaches development officers and coordinators, directs the college’s strategic plan in collaboration with the dean, ensures goals and objectives are met and serves as a major gifts officer.

Development Officer - Dan Bush
Dan Bush

Office: 1320Q Shelby Center
Phone: 334.844.1488

Focuses on leadership and major giving, as well as corporate giving and relations; serves as liaison for research and gifts-in-kind

Development Officer - David Mattox
David Mattox

Office: 1320N Shelby Center
Phone: 334.844.1278

Focuses on leadership and major giving as well as liaison for Tribology Lubrication Science minor

Development Officer - Margaret Arnold
Margaret Arnold

Office: 1320P Shelby Center
Phone: 334.844.7742

Focuses on leadership and major giving, and foundation relations; and serves as liaison of the Engineering Parents' Association and 100+ Women Strong 

Development Officer - Casey Waid
Casey Waid

Office: 1320M Shelby Center
Phone: 334.844.8220

Focuses on leadership and major giving; serves as liaison for the Biosystems, Wireless, and Materials Engineering departments.

Development Coordinator - Katie Hardy
Katie Hardy

Office: 1320R Shelby Center
Phone: 334.844.5222

Development officer travel facilitator, reports, football suite facilitator

Development Coordinator - Wade Welch
Wade Welch

Office: 1320R Shelby Center
Phone: 334.844.7461

Engineering events manager, development officer travel facilitator, Young Alumni Council coordinator
Development Coordinator - Katie Kingston
Katie Kingston

Office: 1320 Shelby Center
Phone: 334.844.7610

Development officer travel facilitator, Engineering Eagles Society liaison, Bricks program liaison.

Development Coordinator - Myra Girard
Myra Girard

Office: 1320T Shelby Center
Phone: 334.844.9130

Development officer travel facilitator, 100 Women Strong coordinator, Parents Association coordinator, Keystone Society liason