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Julie Bell
Vice President for University Advancement

Bell-JulieAs Vice President for University Advancement, Julie Bell oversees all operations relating to University development, alumni services, and communications. She is responsible for the identifying, cultivating, and soliciting of major gift donors and serves as the advancement liaison to the Board of Trustees. Julie joined the Quincy University staff in 2005 after serving for ten years as alumni director of her alma mater, Grand View University. Contact Julie at 217-228-5432 x3452 or by e-mail at

Matt Bergman
Director Of Development, Alumni & Community Relations

Bergman-MattMatt directs all aspects of the Quincy University Fund and assists in the cultivation of annual and major gifts from prospective donors. He oversees alumni and student events, productions, and fundraising efforts designed to financially strengthen the University. Matt is a 1999 graduate of Quincy University and joined the staff in 2011. Contact Matt at 217-228-5432 x3454 or by e-mail at

Julie Boll
Grants Writer

Boll-JulieAs the University’s grants writer, Julie spearheads the efforts to discover and research new grant funding opportunities for Quincy University programs and projects. Julie coordinates with faculty, staff, administration, and students to identify university needs and develop grant proposals on behalf of the university. Julie is a 2002 graduate of Quincy University and joined the staff in 2011. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in educational leadership from QU. Contact Julie at 217-228-5432 x3457 or by e-mail at

Pasha Yates
Community Relations Specialist

yates-pashaPasha assists in coordinating and designing visual communication projects targeted to both internal and external audiences including University publications, marketing promotional pieces, electronic communications, campus flyers, photography, merchandise, press releases and general media requests. Pasha is a 2015 graduate of Quincy University and joined the advancement staff in 2016. Contact Pasha at 217-228-5432 x3940 or by e-mail at

Chris Simmons
Database and Event Assistant

Simmons-ChristinaChris manages and updates the 10,000+ member alumni and donor database to ensure accuracy for the purposes of fundraising letters, event postcards, publications, and other alumni-focused mailings. She is a valued contributor to the QUniverse magazine and actively assists in the planning and execution of all alumni events. Chris joined the staff in 2009. Contact Chris at 217-228-5432 x3455 or by e-mail at

Kendall Bowen
Gifts and Reports Assistant

Bowen-KendallKendall assists in all facets of university fundraising. She facilitates all gifts made to the university by way of issuing receipts, monitoring giving trends, tracking solicitation efforts, and preparing gift and special project reports. In addition, she coordinates the annual Honor Roll of Donors for the QUniverse magazine. Kendall joined the staff in 2011. Contact Kendall at 217-228-5432 x3450 or by e-mail at

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