Meet Our Development Office Staff


Linda Medley
Vice President of Advancement

Linda joined Midway in November 2016 to lead the Advancement Office. She is a Certified Fundraising Professional (CFRE) with 36 years of professional experience and has worked in higher education for many years at St. Catharine College.

Ben Shaffar
Athletics Development Officer

Ben joined the staff at Midway in November of 2016. His primary role involves developing strategies to provide support for all areas of Midway Eagles Athletics and an ancillary role of providing general support for the entire University. A native of Leitchfield, Kentucky and current resident of Lexington, Ben graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2009 after playing 8 years of professional baseball.

Sarah Ronniger

Director of Alumni and Corporate/Foundation Relations
Sarah joined the staff at Midway in August 2015. Her role involves coordinating all activities for Midway alumni and encouraging financial support from foundations and corporations. She is a 2000 graduate of the University of Kentucky, a native of Georgetown, and currently lives in Midway.

Marsha Melville

Director of Events
Marsha Melville has been with Midway University since January 2013. She graduated from Midway University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Business in Organizational Administration and Leadership. Marsha oversees facility reservations and helps plan conferences and events for on-campus and off-campus groups alike. Marsha resides in Lexington.

Chelly Edwards

Administrative Assistant
Chelly has been a member of the Advancement Team at Midway for eleven years. Her responsibilities include maintaining the alumni and donor database and recording all gifts received to the University. She graduated from Midway in 2010, and lives in her hometown of Georgetown.


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