University Alumni

Every consultant with Academic Advancement Partners has 15 to 20 years or more of educational fundraising and executive management experience. 


We have all experienced the gratification that comes when a donor makes the largest gift of their life to a college or university. And what we celebrate is not the size of the gift, but the role we played in helping match their interests and passions with the institution's needs and priorities.


To each of us, there is no career experience more rewarding than playing a small part in facilitating the generosity that advances our vital institutions of higher education.


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Our network of Consulting Partners are recognized leaders in educational philanthropy. Each has broad experience managing and leading advancement programs, as well as exceptional ability to counsel others in the complex process of raising transformational gifts.  Our Consulting Partners are utilized on a part-time basis as most currently hold full-time executive positions, while others are recently retired but remain active through their involvement with us.

Dwight Clasby
Carl Jaedicke
Paula Jenkins
Anna LeBlanc
Jim Lewis
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Melinda Mendoza

Melinda Mendoza

Director of Alumni Relations

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Spencer Sealy