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Dr. Samantha Church

Director of Development

schurch@asms.net | (251) 441-2171

Ed.D., Educational Leadership – University of North Florida

M.A., Community Counseling – University of South Alabama

B.A., Elementary Education – University of Mississippi

Biography: Dr. Samantha Church has spent her working career in educational settings. From financial aid to residence life to serving as an adjunct professor, Dr. Church understands the complexities involved at every level in an academic setting. At ASMS, Dr. Church is responsible for alumni and parent outreach, all aspects of the fundraising program, and external communications. Her greatest joy at ASMS is working individually with students. She is married with 3 amazing daughters and 1 fabulous son-in-law. She and her husband are die hard Ole Miss Rebels fans!

Accomplishments: Dr. Church has documented significant success soliciting and closing major gifts throughout her career. She is a multifaceted higher education professional specializing in fundraising, building relations with alumni and donors, ensuring brand identity, and leading diverse teams of professionals. She is a results-focused leader with demonstrated success in a wide array of higher education arenas. She has consistently been an active college collaborator engaging with all divisions of the campus community. Finally, she coordinated strategy for and authored the most significant successful proposal in the history of Spring Hill College, $32,000,000.