Office of Development and Alumni Relations

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Karen D. Johnson, Ph.D.

Vice President, University Relations
Downers Grove, IL, and Glendale, AZ
630-515-7184
kjohns@midwestern.edu

Since 1994, Karen Johnson has been directing the external relations efforts of Midwestern University at both its Downers Grove, IL, and Glendale, AZ, campuses. As Vice President of University Relations, she oversees the offices of admissions, development and alumni relations, and marketing and communications for the University’s graduate and professional programs in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, dental medicine, optometry, veterinary medicine, and the health sciences. Dr. Johnson has overseen the initial creation and continued development of the university’s website, which has won an Addy Award for Best of Category and a bronze medal from the Admissions Marketing Report. The University has also won multiple honors from the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Excellence in Communications Awards Program; two Aurora Awards; a MarCom Award; and The Communicator Crystal Award.

Staci A. Glass

Director of Institutional Advancement
Glendale, AZ, and Downers Grove, IL
623-572-3286/630-960-3934
sglass@midwestern.edu

Staci oversees all operations of Midwestern University's Office of Development and Alumni Relations for both campuses including corporate and foundation relations, annual giving, major and planned gifts, donor stewardship, and alumni engagement. As Director of Institutional Advancement, she also works with the MWU Alumni Senate and other alumni leadership.

Michael Gorsline, M.S.

Assistant Director of Development and Alumni Relations
Downers Grove, IL
630-515-6321
mgorsl@midwestern.edu

Michael oversees the development and alumni relations team for Midwestern University's Downers Grove Campus. As Assistant Director of Development and Alumni Relations, he supports a comprehensive fundraising and alumni program which includes corporate and foundation relations, annual giving, major and planned gifts, donor stewardship, and alumni engagement.