Michelle Peterson

Michelle Peterson

Director of Annual Giving & Alumni Relations
Phone/Fax: 859.846.5373
Location: Marrs Hall


B.A., History, Morehead State University, 2007


Michelle Peterson joined Midway University in June 2021. An experienced fundraising strategist, she manages annual giving outreach and alumni relations, including the Midway University Alumni Association.

Peterson’s passion for fundraising stems from her days as a student caller for her alma mater, Morehead State University, and witnessing firsthand the impact those gifts had on her fellow students through scholarships and academic program support. After graduating in 2007, she embarked on her professional fundraising career with Ruffalo Noel Levitz managing phonathon fundraising outreach and providing consultation to improve strategy and performance for several universities across the country. Additionally, Peterson has held prior roles with Columbia University as a project manager for Columbia Giving Day; Ball State University serving as the Senior Director of Annual Giving; and most recently, the Kentucky Community and Technical College System as the Associate Director of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement.

Peterson resides in Winchester with her husband and two rescue dogs.

Favorite Thing About Midway

The campus! Not only for its beauty, but also the welcoming environment and the faculty and staff who help make campus feel like home.