As the College of Education & Human Development’s director of development, McRae Stephenson will be assisting the college as it strengthens ties with alumni and promotes philanthropy in support of the college and its accomplished degree, research and community programs.
She earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Louisville after spending a year as an AmeriCorps National Service Member. Prior to that, she received a bachelor’s degree in applied music, voice performance, from Transylvania University in Lexington, Ky.
Stephenson most recently maintained a private law practice in central Kentucky, where she focused on family, corporate and estate law. She spent five years in higher education as director of corporate and foundation relations for the Marshall University Foundation, Inc., and afterward worked as a nonprofit consultant, advising nonprofits on federal and state grant administration and compliance. Her legal work includes time as a university professor of paralegal studies and as a research solutions consultant for LexisNexis, serving the Kentucky large law market.
She lives in Decatur with her husband, Chris Tudor, their three children, Madeline (age 12), Jonah (age 8), Elliott (age 6), and a neurotic terrier named Jane.