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.

Andrea Waner Andrea Waner

Director of Advancement & Operations

"That feeling you get when you first step foot on the Central campus is electric. Having spent the last 11 years of my life in close proximity to a larger school, the familial environment here has been a welcome change. I truly enjoy meeting students, faculty, staff, and alumni and getting to hear the stories of how this institution has changed their life. I'm grateful and honored that I get to spend my days here, working to ensure education is available to all who wish to seek it."

Deanna Cooper, '15 

Deanna CooperDirector 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."

Amy Royston, '13 

Amy Royston Assistant Director of Advancement Services

"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."


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!"

Alissa Riegler 

alissa-headshot.jpgAdministrative Assistant

"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. "