Culver-Stockton College hires vice presidents for advancement, enrollment management


Melanie Lechtenberg, left, and Scott Wills | Photos courtesy of Culver-Stockton College

CANTON, Mo. — Culver-Stockton College recently appointed two vice presidents to its campus leadership team. Scott Wills now is the vice president for advancement, and Melanie Lechtenberg is the new vice president for enrollment management.

Wills comes to C-SC from Alma (Mich.) College. As vice president, he was responsible for leading the advancement team, including the areas of major and planned gifts, alumni relations, advancement services, prospect research and stewardship. He was credited with increasing funding in all advancement measures and significantly grew the college’s partnership-giving base. He secured $7 million, the largest cash gift in the college’s history, for a new indoor fitness facility.

Prior his time at Alma, Wills served in various capacities of increasing leadership during two decades at Ohio Northern University, including assistant vice president, senior director of development and director of annual giving. He also served as a women’s tennis coach.

Willis earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Ohio Northern in 1987 and an MBA from Ashland University in 1991.

Before moving to higher education, Wills had a successful career in the private sector at American Electric Power, holding various positions in marketing, public relations and new product development. He has been a leadership organizational volunteer for various non-profit organizations, including United Way, Junior Achievement and Phi Mu Delta Fraternity.

Lechtenberg comes to C-SC from John Wood Community College in Quincy, Ill., where she served as dean of records, registrar and financial aid. She served as dean of enrollment at JWCC before her most recent position. As part of the president’s cabinet, she contributed to budget processes, strategic planning and enrollment management.

She previously worked at Quincy University with university advancement, including the areas of grants and resources, capital campaigns, annual funds and the annual local business campaign. She is a graduate of Quincy University, receiving her bachelor’s degree (1989) and master’s degree (2006) in business administration.

In a press release, C-SC President Lauren B. Schellenberger said, “We are proud to add both Scott and Melanie to our team of leadership. We know their experience and passion for higher education will be a crucial part of our success and growth.”

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