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Elizabeth Graves

Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

Offices & Programs


Elizabeth works with Centre leadership to secure corporate and foundation grants and gifts that help the college achieve its strategic resources for scholarships, curriculum development, capital improvements, and enhancement of the student experience. She also manages the grants received through her efforts, ensuring activities and spending align with the proposals' original intentions.

Elizabeth has served on college committees related to sustainability and to student enrollment. She is a current volunteer board member for Floracliff Nature Preserve. Elizabeth has been at Centre since 2012. She received her M.B.A. from the University of Kentucky in 2001 and her B.A. in history from Princeton University in 1993. She has lived abroad in Ireland and Hong Kong with prior roles in international marketing and news publishing. Elizabeth has also worked in nonprofit program management, serving Appalachian counties of Kentucky.