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Northwest Missouri State University

Dr. Lonelle Rathje '97, '03

Dr. Lonelle Rathje '97, '03



Michael L. Faust Center for Alumni and Friends


660.853.8638 (cell)
660.562.1990 (fax)

Vice President of External Relations


  • Ed.D. Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis, University of Missouri-Columbia
  • M.A. English, Northwest Missouri State University, 2003
  • B.S. Journalism, Northwest Missouri State University, 1997


Dr. Lonelle Rathje, Executive Director of Development & Campaign Coordinator, provides leadership and management directing, planning and executing fund-raising and development-related activities for Northwest.

At Northwest, Rathje is a member of the Advancement management team looking at overall strategic development, as well as planning multi-year, multi-faceted approaches to financial resource development. She also manages the development staff who are responsible for major giving, planned giving and corporate/foundation relations.

Along with pursuing researching interests, Rathje is additionally an English faculty member for several universities.