New Appointments Made to Hope Advancement Staff
Posted October 30, 2001
HOLLAND -- There have been three new appointments
to the Advancement staff at Hope College.
Harvey Koedyker has been hired as a regional
advancement director. Melanie Meengs has been hired as
director of corporate and foundation relations. Pamela
Spencer has been hired as assistant director of corporate
and foundation relations.
All three positions are new. "We've really
enhanced the staff with some very capable people who have
great futures ahead of them," said William K. Anderson, who
is senior vice president for finance and development at
As a sixth regional advancement director at Hope,
Koedyker is focusing on fund-raising in Michigan, with a
particular emphasis on the college's current "Legacies: A
Vision of Hope" capital campaign. The $85 million fund-
raising effort has three primary components: renovating and
expanding the science center, increasing the college's
endowment, and addressing short-term and long-term facility
and space needs. Hope has thus far raised approximately $63
million during the "Legacies" campaign, which was announced
in October of 2000.
Meengs and Spencer are focusing on a fund-raising
area previously shared by the college's regional advancement
directors. They are expanding the college's efforts with
corporations and foundations that support higher education
while also enabling the regional directors to spend more
time connecting with Hope's alumni population--which has
grown by more than 25 percent in the past decade--and other
individuals interested in Hope.
Koedyker was a team leader and electronic
maintenance system administrator with Johnson Controls Inc.
in Holland for 10 years prior to coming to Hope. He had
previously held positions with Amway Corporation in Ada and
with insurance agencies in Dyer, Ind., and Calumet City,
Ill., and was business manager of the Calumet City Chamber
He is a 1982 graduate of Hope. While at Hope, he
acquired a major in business administration and a major in
communication, and minored in economics.
Meengs worked with the Michigan Department of
Treasury for the past two years, serving as a liaison to the
state legislature, Governor's legislative office and the
lobbying community. She was previously a legislative aide
to State Senator Bill Schuette.
She is a 1996 graduate of James Madison College at
Michigan State University, where she majored in
international relations. Her husband Bill is a 1991 Hope
Spencer had served as assistant director of
development at Bethanna in Southampton, Pa., since shortly
before completing her master's in nonprofit management at
Eastern College in St. Davids, Pa., in May. While with the
program, she completed a program assessment plan for The
Philadelphia Orchestra's Educational Community Outreach
Program. Her volunteer experience includes assisting non-
profits in the Greater Philadelphia area with strategic
planning, resources development and program assessment.
She is a 1998 graduate of Florida State
University, where she majored in music.