Department Staff and Faculty

Office for Advancement


Shelia Brown

Administrative Assistant – Office for Advancement/External Relations Athletic Insurance Representative
(601) 318-6192

Shelia Brown has been at Carey since 2013, first working as Secretary to the President’s Office then as Administrative Assistant for the Office for Advancement/External Relations since 2014.   She also works as the insurance representative for Carey’s athletes. 

She is married to Charles Brown, of Lucedale, since 2008.  Shelia is the mother of three children; Alyson (a 2017 graduate of Carey), Austin and Andrew Speights, all of Hattiesburg. 

She enjoys spending time with family, attending athletic events, and playing with their two Boston Terriers, Barker and Bella Blu.


B.G.S.; William Carey University

Lynne Houston

Assistant Professor of Education; Associate Vice-President for University Enhancement
(601) 318-6231

Lynne Houston, a native of Mississippi, has been an educator for 30 + years in various settings. She has taught levels which vary from K-12 to collegiate. She has set up international exchange programs and served as a guest lecturer regarding Educational Leadership, Reading/Language and Classroom Management on five of the seven continents in 14 countries. Lynne further serves William Carey University as Associate Vice President for University Enhancement as she supervises the office of Advancement. She enjoys all athletic events, spending time with family and travel.


ED.D; in Educational/Organizational Leadership, Nova Southeastern University

M.A.; in Special Education, Mississippi State University

B.S.; in Education, The University of Southern Mississippi

Dean Pace

Annual Fund Director
(601) 318-6542

Dean Pace is in charge of William Carey’s Annual Fund. Dean works with our alumni and oversees all Annual Fund calling throughout the year, along with handling financial records for the Advancement Department. In 2015 he joined the Advancement team to help further enhance his alma mater. Dean also minored in Graphic Design while at Carey.

As a student, he played for the soccer and cross country team. In 2013, Dean met his beautiful wife, Kendal, in William Carey’s cafeteria. They still enjoy coming to all of William Carey’s sporting events.


B.S.B. in Management/ Marketing

Nancy Reeves

Switchboard Operator
(601) 318-6702

Stefan Sartori

Coordinator of Advancement Services
(601) 318-6068

Stefan Sartori, a native of Belgrade, Serbia, has been working at Office of Advancement for the past two years. He is involved in all fundraising in the office, but his primary focus is fundraising for the athletics. Prior to his appointment at William Carey, he was an accountant at Mitchener, Stacy, Thomas & Associates in Columbus, MS. While a student at William Carey University, Sartori was a four letter winner in basketball. He is married to his beautiful wife Nicole of Petal, MS.


B.S; Business, William Carey University

Masters; Business Administration, William Carey University

Pam Shearer

Annual Fund Director and Special Gifts Officer & Curator, Gillespie Museum
(601) 318-6107

Barbara Tillery

Coordinator of Desktop Publishing/Copy Room Supervisor
(601) 318-6439

Dick Vogel

Senior Project Manager
(601) 318-6762

Vogel formerly served as the Associate Vice President of Advancement before retiring and returning as the Senior Project Manager.  Prior to coming to William Carey University, Vogel was the associate director of athletics at The University of Southern Mississippi where he also served as the executive director of the Eagle Club. Vogel retired from the State of Mississippi and moved across town to William Carey University.   In addition to working with all academic departments to include the College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Pharmacy School, Vogel aggressively helps the Athletic department with all their fund-raising and marketing. After an EF3 tornado destroyed Carey’s Hattiesburg Campus, he headed a disaster relief golf fund-raiser that raised over $100,000 played on four golf courses with 352 entries.

Before moving back to Hattiesburg (He taught Army ROTC at the University of Southern Mississippi (1980-83), Vogel retired from the U.S. Army after 20 years of service. His service included commanding three companies, serving as the operations officer for one of the first “Light Infantry Battalions” and upon completion of that assignment with the 2/9 infantry, going to Fort Benning where he wrote the first “Light Infantry Battalion” Operations Manual. He also served in Korea and Germany, and culminated his career with Desert Shield/Desert Storm Operations where he served with FORSCOM (U.S. Army Forces Command) as the enlisted personnel strength manager for the XVIII Airborne Corps.

Dick is married to his college sweetheart Debbie They have two children, Tara and Jackie, both living in Texas.  The Vogels have four granddaughters.


B.S.; Virginia Military Institute

Masters; The University of Southern Mississippi


Jenifer Freridge

Tradition Advancement Officer