Therese Wetta, ASC, David Alexander join Newman Advancement Department


The University Advancement Department at Newman has welcomed two new team members over the past few months.

Therese Wetta, ASC

Therese Wetta ASC ’64, ASC Representative, Director of Development for Sciences and Health Sciences, Wichita, Kan.

David Alexander

David Alexander

Therese Wetta, ASC joined the department in March as director of development for sciences and health sciences. Wetta has a long association with Newman. A 1964 graduate of Sacred Heart College, she taught biology at Sacred Heart Academy and Kansas Newman College, and served as the academic dean of the college for Kansas Newman College. She has served in several positions for the Adorers of the Blood of Christ in locations around the world, and served seven years with Catholic Charities USA in development and leadership training positions. In June, she celebrated the 50th anniversary of the date she first took her vows as an Adorer.

David Alexander recently joined the department as senior development officer. He has a strong background in fundraising and has secured several

multi-million dollar gifts over his career. Before coming to Newman he was director of development for the Via Christi Foundation. Prior to that he was planned giving director at YMCA of the Rockies, and gift planning advisor for the Salvation Army. He has also worked in the financial services and mortgage sales industries, and as senior pastor in two Baptist churches. He earned a bachelor’s degree in religion from Luther Rice University. He and his wife, Florence, have seven children ranging in age from 23 to 13.

To contact Therese Wetta, ASC, call 316-942-4291, ext. 2174, or email [email protected].

To contact David Alexander, call 316-942-4291, ext. 2165, or email [email protected].

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