Meet the team

Bill Sheehan, '84

Bill Sheehan

Vice President for Advancement and Alumni

Returning to Central is truly a wonderful experience. Having the opportunity to renew acquaintances from years ago as well as develop new relationships with alumni and friends of the University is exciting. For the past 40 years, Central has been a major part of my life and I am blessed to get to work with others who believe strongly in the mission and values of our institution.

Deanna Cooper, '15 

Deanna-Head-Shot-3.jpgDirector of Development

"My favorite aspect of Central, is the ability to make a difference. Not only do I enjoy building relationships and making connections but each connect is an inspiration and an honor. Central is truly a special place and it's a privilege to witness students develop through their Central experience and step into the world as capable, responsible leaders who are able to contribute to the world around them. I see Colleagues who create life long impacts on the paths of others and hear alumni who share their gratitude towards their Central experience and the faculty who made a difference in their lives. This is Central and the opportunity to make a difference and provide the same for others is deeply gratifying. I am proud to be a part of the Central Family!"

Bobby Rackley 

Bobby Rackley Info Specialist - Research and Records

"My favorite thing about Central is that I have made many lifelong friends in my years working here. The thing I enjoy most about my job is meeting students, keeping in touch with them once they have graduated, and hearing about their successes."

Stasia Sherman 

sherman-headshot.jpgDirector of Alumni Engagement

"I love all things Central! The passion of students, faculty, staff and alumni is apparent in everything on campus. I look forward to developing strong relationships with alumni and learning about your Central experiences. I am excited to be a part of the Central family and Go Eagles!"

Amy RoystonAmy Royston, ’13

Coordinator of Gift Processing

My favorite thing about CMU is the size of the campus. Central is warm and inviting; here you are not just a number. I enjoy building relationships and making connections with faculty, staff, students, parents and alumni.

Alissa Watkins

alissa-headshot.jpgDirector of Annual Giving

"Central is a very special place that captures your heart from the moment you walk on campus. The caring and supportive community of faculty, staff and students make it a joy to come to work every day. I am excited to develop relationships with our alumni and hear their stories; not only of when they were students but of the amazing lives they have created since graduating from CMU. "

Janice Perkins

Administrative Assistant

"What I love most about Central is warm and welcoming family atmosphere. Students come from all across the world to blend as one Eagle family. Faculty and staff help students achieve success so they can take flight and soar after graduation. I enjoy meeting new people, learning about their interests and connecting with people to achieve their goals and dreams."

Rev. Bill O'Neal

Major Gift Officer
Pastor, Linn Memorial UMC

"As an adult, the first time I walked onto Central Methodist University I knew I wanted this to be a place I could call home. After several years, here I am – home! I am United Methodist clergy. As John Wesley used to say, “the world is my parish”! While I am also the pastor at Linn Memorial United Methodist Church, my position in the office of Advancement and the Office of Alumni Relations, affords me the opportunity to build relationships with all of you, the CMU family, as well as foster current ones, all the while connecting your passions with the mission and vison of Central Methodist University and the United Methodist Church"