Jamie Hays Szelc joined Kansas Athletics as Associate Athletics Director for Development in September 2019.
In her role, Hays Szelc will lead the Major Gift team and oversee any major gift and philanthropic initiatives for the Williams Education Fund, with special focus on capital campaign projects and athletic endowment.
A 2003 Kansas graduate, Hays Szelc returns to KU after spending time in Athletic Development offices at Colorado State, the University of Texas and Marquette University. While at Colorado State, Hays Szelc focused on philanthropic capital gifts for their new on-campus football stadium, Canvas Stadium. During her time at Texas, Hays Szelc was part of the Leadership Giving team that increased emphasis on major giving, in which, they tripled gift production to $17 million, in just two years.
Hays Szelc began her career in college athletics at Marquette University and later earned her master’s degree in Sport Administration at Southern Miss in 2005.
A Pratt, Kansas native, Hays Szelc resides in Lawrence with her husband Paul. In her free time, Hays Szelc enjoys traveling, golf, wine and spending time with family and friends.