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Lenoir-Rhyne University
P.O. Box 7467
Hickory, NC 28601
Telephone: 828-328-7431
Our Staff

Meg Spivey-Connors
Meg Spivey-Connors '90 '95 serves as the University's Director of Major Gifts and Gift Planning. Her career includes experience in the Financial Services industry, including division leadership within the Institutional Trust and Capital Market lines of business. Meg came to LR after serving as the Inaugural Director of the BB&T Student Leadership Center at Appalachian State University. She is a member of the Association of Lutheran Development Executives (ALDE) and is active with the North Carolina Planned Giving Council.

(828) 328-7431 (w)

Rev. Paul H. Summer
Paul H. Summer serves as the Executive Director for Advancement at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary of Lenoir-Rhyne University. Prior to serving in this position, he served as an Assistant to the Bishop in the ELCA Southeastern Synod, as a Regional Gift Planner for the ELCA Foundation, and as a parish pastor in the Florida-Bahamas Synod. Rev. Summer, an LTSS class of 1984 alumnus, is a former member of the Board of Trustees at both Lenoir-Rhyne University and Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary.

386.852.3928 (c) and 803.461.3237 (w)

Andy Anderson
Mr. Andy Anderson, LR Class of 1973, is a Major Gifts Officer on the Institutional Advancement team. Prior to this appointment, Andy worked in the North Carolina Public Schools as a coach, counselor, educator, principal, and associate superintendent. Andy comes to Lenoir Rhyne after a five year tenure as the Public School Liaison for Catawba Valley Community College.

(828) 328-7167 (w)

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