Institutional Advancement Staff


Charles McKinzie

Director of Alumni Engagement
Email Address
(620) 229-6288
Cell Phone
(620) 222-1135

Although not yet a graduate of Southwestern College, Charles is no stranger to Moundbuilder traditions. Growing up in Wellington, KS, Charles was involved in Walnut Valley Youth Choir, Horsefeathers & Applesauce Dinner Theatre, and studied vocal performance under some of Southwestern’s elite professors. Charles came to Southwestern in 2013 to join the fundraising team, and transitioned to his role as Director of Alumni Engagement in January 2017 following the retirement of his friend and colleague, Susan Lowe. Charles enjoys the opportunity to meet Southwestern’s many friends and hear stories of why this school means so much to them. 

Personally, Charles keeps equally active in the Winfield community and beyond. His wife, Carrie, and their three children reside in Douglass, KS. They stay busy as members of Grace United Methodist Church in Winfield. Charles has chosen to go back to school, enrolling in Southwestern's Professional Studies program as an online learner. He volunteers his time with Leadership Cowley County serving on their board, as well as volunteering for other Winfield area charitable events. In his “spare” time he also enjoys playing bagpipes with the pipe band Flint Hills Highlanders of Wichita.

Charles extends a warm Southwestern welcome to all alumni and friends of the school, and hopes you'll take a moment to reach out and say hello by email, phone or dropping by the Dole Center next time you come to campus. 

Charles McKinzie
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