Thomas W. Keith
Vice President for Advancement
Tom Keith was named Wesleyan’s Vice President for Advancement in February of 2015, overseeing the College’s efforts in the areas of Development, Alumni Relations, and Public Relations. Over the last eighteen months, the College has seen its donor base increase by nearly 30% while generating over $8 million in private support. Wesleyan also set a school record by tripling its Homecoming attendance in 2015 over the previous year. Previously, Tom served as Director of Development for the Jones College of Business at Middle Tennessee State University from 2012-2015, and is a 2014 graduate of both Leadership Middle Tennessee and the Dale Carnegie Immersion Course on Effective Communications and Human Relations. Tom spent a decade in athletics administration at Western Kentucky University (2001-2005), the University of Louisville (2005-2009), and Saint Louis University, where he served as Associate Athletics Director from 2009-2012. He has been recognized by District III of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) for his work with new advancement professionals as the inaugural winner of the “Mentor of the Year” award in 2014. A 2016 graduate of Leadership Owensboro, he also serves on the Board of Directors for CASE Kentucky. Tom holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Tennessee, and dual master’s degrees in business and education (with a concentration in sport administration) from the University of Louisville. A sports and travel enthusiast, he and his wife, Kendra, have two children – Logan (10) and Elizabeth (9).