Wayne  Webster

Wayne Webster

Vice President for Development & Alumni Relations

"UNC is special in that we provide our students with a broad variety of learning and social experiences and opportunities that one would normally associate with a first-rate doctoral research university, but we are really committed to ensuring each student receives a personalized experience and access to quality teaching."


Wayne Webster serves as Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations at UNC overseeing all fundraising, alumni, and friend engagement.  Prior to UNC, he served as Vice President for Advancement at Ripon College for five years where he oversaw development, alumni & parent relations, and marketing activities, including oversight of the college bookstore and career services. Wayne led Ripon's efforts to execute a five-year $60 million comprehensive campaign which surpassed its goal and raised nearly $70 million in support of endowed scholarships, faculty and student research and innovation funds, and four endowed faculty positions.

Prior to Ripon, Wayne served as the Director of Major Gifts and Interim Director of Planned Giving at Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, PA. During his tenure at Gettysburg, Wayne coordinated efforts to raise resources necessary for the construction of a $27 million Center for Athletics, Recreation, and Fitness which opened in the fall of 2009. He also secured the lead gift necessary to establish a new center for leadership studies. Prior to his tenure at Gettysburg, Wayne worked at Doane College in Crete, NE during a $45 million campaign that raised nearly $50 million.

Wayne earned a Doctor of Education degree at The George Washington University in Washington, DC. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in public  administration and political science as well as a Master of Arts degree in management both from Doane College. He also earned a Certificate in Fund Raising Management at The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. Wayne has also contributed to five articles in Successful Fund Raising and The Major Gift Report publications and recently served on the faculty of a CASE conference focused on successful campaigns. He has also presented at numerous CASE Districts II, V, and VI conferences.