Contact the CLASS Development Team

The CLASS Development Team

Dean John Roberts has assembled a team of top-notch development professionals to guide the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences’ giving campaigns and connect with its donors and alumni networks.

Ellen Happe Phillips

Ellen Happe Phillips
Chief Development Officer
(713) 743-4016
ehphilli@central.uh.edu

Ellen leads the CLASS Development team and their work with Steven Craig. Ellen has extensive experience in relationship building, cultivating and stewarding major gifts. She has worked at Texas Children’s Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, St. Agnes Academy, UT-Health Sciences Center and the Houston Symphony. She secured the second largest gift in the history of Texas Children’s Hospital. The gift was designated to the Pavilion for Women allowing the hospital to advance women’s health services and ensure the delivery of health babies. Ellen is a graduate of Sam Houston State University where she currently serves as an Alumni Board Member.

Kim Howard

Kim Howard
Director of Development
(713) 743-9529
klhoward@central.uh.edu

Kim has served in several development capacities at University of Houston for nearly 20 years, working at Houston Public Media, Blaffer Art Museum and CLASS. She holds a BFA from University of Oklahoma and a Masters in Public Administration from University of Houston.

Lyndsey Ray

Lyndsey Ray
Director of Development
(713) 743-2790
lnray@uh.edu

Lyndsey joined the University of Houston in July 2013 after serving as Development Officer at the University of Oklahoma where she directed fundraising and development communications activity for the College of International Studies. She began her career as Development Coordinator for the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center in Washington, D.C. Educated at the University of Oklahoma and American University Washington College of Law, Lyndsey holds a B.A. in International & Area Studies and a J.D. A native Oklahoman, Lyndsey is enthusiastically cultivating her newfound love of Houston; starting with the food scene.

Additional Development Support in CLASS

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Taylor Harrell
Event Planner and Program Coordinator
Moores School of Music
taharrell@uh.edu

Dr. Lolin Wang-Bennett

Dr. Lolin Wang-Bennett
Director of Development
Department of Psychology
(713) 743-8522
lwang-bennett@uh.edu

Dr. Lolin Wang-Bennett has worked with two major private educational and medical institutions in Houston. Besides her academic background, she has served as a board member for several non-profit organizations and helped with organizational strategic planning. She is specialized in faculty and program development to meet institutional goals.

 Jennifer Bell

Jennifer Bell
CLASS Development Assistant