Senior Director of Major Gifts

Rick Isham, MBA

Senior Director of Major Gifts


BA, Graceland University
MBA, Rockhurst University

Phone Number

Office: 816.423.4702


Higdon Administration Building

Senior Director of Major Gifts

Rick’s professional career has spanned several diverse areas with companies like Sprint Telecommunications, The Marley Company, and Community of Christ.

After earning his undergraduate degree at Graceland, Isham worked several years at the Community of Christ in the Computer Services area. He then moved on to the Marley Pump Company as the head of IT in their Layne Western division. When the Sprint Telecom was formed, he joined their Information Services department as a Senior Systems Analyst. While at Sprint, Isham earned an MBA degree through Rockhurst. His career in telecommunications included various positions in IS, Marketing, and Network Services.

In 2004, he joined the Institutional Advancement team and has enjoyed a successful career serving in Gift Development, Grants / Corporate / Foundation Relations, and Alumni Programs.

My desire to give back is what led me back to my alma mater.