Meet Our Development Office Staff



Ben Shaffar
Director of Development

Ben joined the staff at Midway in November of 2016. He is primarily responsible for major gifts, athletics development, corporate giving, and donor relations. 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.










Carrie Boling
Director of Alumni and Corporate/Foundation Relations

Carrie came on board in September 2017 and is responsible for alumni relations, annual giving and grant writing. Carrie graduated from Transylvania University, is a former teacher and has worked in the fundraising field for over 20 years. Carrie lives in Lexington and stays busy with her two children.

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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