Alumni & Development Staff

The Alumni & Development offices are on the third floor of Building 193 located at 33 W. 11th. Ave. Please note that this is not a mailing address. The mailing address is 55 W. 12th Ave., Columbus, OH 43210.


Megan Chalfant

Assistant Director, Law Alumni Affairs and Donor Relations

Phone: (614) 292-8809
Office: Building 193 Room 311A

Jeff Hilperts

Chief Advancement Officer

Phone: (614) 688-8104
Office: Building 193 Room 312

Jeff has fifteen years of experience in advancement work and returns to us from his alma mater, Spring Hill College, Mobile, Alabama, where he served as the college’s senior development officer and strategist, and chief adviser to the president, the trustees, and other college officials on all philanthropic matters. Jeff also served as campaign director for the College’s first truly comprehensive campaign, for which he and his team secured more than $13.8 million in private support during the campaign’s first 11 months.  Additionally, Jeff served as the chief architect and strategist for the two largest philanthropic proposals in the history of Spring Hill College; $30 million and $15 million respectively. Prior to this role, Jeff served OSU Advancement as a Senior Director of Development and Campaign Director, responsible for guiding unit campaign planning as well as supervision of the Foundation Board of Directors.  Before this central role, Jeff served as a Senior Director of Development for the Moritz College of Law during which time focused on major gifts and oversaw the law school’s alumni relations operation.  Thus, Jeff brings great knowledge of the law school, our alumni and donors and of our advancement team.  He is well-remembered by many of us, and I’m especially excited about the blend of passion, knowledge and experience that Jeff brings to this role.

Matthew Kessler

Program Assistant, Alumni Affairs & Donor Relations

Phone: (614) 247-0053
Office: Building 193 Room 311C


Christine Marcum

Development Administrative Assistant

Phone: (614) 688-8232
Office: Building 193 Room 312


Erin M. Neal

Senior Director of Development

Phone: (614) 247-2538
Office: Building 193 Room 311D

Responsibilities:  Participates in the direction and coordination of fundraising strategies for the College of Law. Helps to develop and implement long and short term plans to secure major gifts from alumni, friends, and volunteers in support of the college’s mission, objectives and priorities.


Timberly Ross

Assistant Director of Annual Giving and Special Projects

Phone: (614) 292-5049
Office: Building 193 Room 311D

Responsibilities: Identifies, cultivates, solicits and stewards prospects for leadership-level annual gifts; coordinates fund-raising activities directed at increasing annual support and participation by focusing on personal solicitations. Coordinates giving programs/initiatives for current students and directs fundraising as a component of the College’s reunion program.

Katherine M. Zets

Director of Law Alumni Affairs and Donor Relations

Phone: (614) 247-8640
Office: Building 193 Room 311A