Frankie Needham
  • Frankie Needham
  • Director of Advancement Services

  • Email:
  • Phone: 828.898.8763
  • Office: Alumni House
  • Department: Advancement & Alumni Relations

Professional Achievements

I began my 44th year of service to Lees-McRae in June 2016. I have always worked in the Advancement area: fundraising and alumni relations. When I began working here there were only two people in our department. Once our office staff grew, I served as Office Manager for several years until that position was retired. I did the first data entry for computers for our department. I have been the point person for every computer conversion since. I have worked with many good people who passed through our campus over the years. I have become friends with many students and alumni from all walks of life.  

Institutional Service and Responsibilities

I am currently Director of Advancement Services. My duties include updating our database of alumni and friends; gift receipting, acknowledgments and reporting; some occasional donor research. 

Personal Interests

I care about Lees-McRae and want to see good things happen here. I want to promote positive attitudes about our campus.