VP for Institutional Advancement
Kitty Allen, vice president for institutional advancement, joined the DWU staff in 2011 as a development officer and was promoted to V.P. in 2014. She has been responsible for developing donor relationships and implementing an ongoing strategy for planned giving at the university. She has also been a key contact for DWU’s United Methodist constituency. Before coming to Mitchell, Allen served as the director of the Appalachian Local Pastors School in Barbourville, Ken., for nine years, and she worked in advancement at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Ken., for several years prior.
Allen earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Crown College in St. Bonifacious, Minn. She is married to Dr. Joel Allen, assistant professor of religion at DWU. They have two daughters, Johanna and Emma.