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For Immediate Release
June 24, 2014

Two Development Directors Join IPFW Office of Advancement

Key Info

  • M. Quincy Davidson and Nathan Payne are new development directors
  • Davidson has three bachelor's degrees from University of Indianapolis; comes from Montreal, Quebec
  • Payne worked with Auburn Athletics Compliance Office; has Juris Doctorate, master's, and bachelor's degrees
  • Davidson begins on July 1; Payne starts July 7

Fort Wayne, Indiana—The Office of Advancement at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) added two new development directors to its staff. Nathan Payne joins the staff as director of development for athletics. M. Quincy Davidson will be director of development.

"This is an exciting time for IPFW," said Wendy Kobler, vice chancellor for advancement. "We conducted a national search to find the best individuals to join our development team. Nathan and Quincy will make a huge impact on raising much-needed funds for athletic and university priorities. We are thrilled to have them contributing their expertise to the mission of our institution.”

M. Quincy Davidson

Davidson comes from Montreal, Quebec, but made the Hoosier state home for his undergraduate work. He has bachelor's degrees in Communication, French, and Sports Administration from the University of Indianapolis, and is currently completing a Master of Management in Higher Education Administration at Robert Morris University.

Davidson’s background includes over nine years of higher education experience in a variety of capacities including fundraising for athletics, enrollment, and marketing. He comes to IPFW from the Illinois Institute of Technology, where he served as the senior recruiter for international and domestic enrollment in the Office of Graduate Admissions. Additionally, Quincy has prior experience working with the Canadian government, non-profit organizations, and as a French instructor.

“IPFW has been a cornerstone and a vital resource to the northeast Indiana region. I am eager to contribute to the future initiatives and success of the university as a whole," said Davidson.

Outside of work, he enjoys cheering for the Montreal Canadiens hockey team, riding mountain bike trails, and running.

Davidson starts his position on July 1.

Nathan Payne

An Alabama native, Payne recently worked in the Auburn University Athletics Compliance office and the Regulation and Enforcement Division of the Mississippi Secretary of State.

“I am honored to serve IPFW at this level and look forward to the future of IPFW and the future of IPFW athletics,” said Payne. “I am confident that together we will do great things.”

Payne holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science and master's degree in Administration of Higher Education, both from Auburn University. He also earned a Juris Doctorate from the Mississippi College School of Law and is admitted to practice law in Alabama.

In his spare time, he enjoys officiating soccer matches, watching college football, and being adventurous with his wife, Chelsea, and daughter, Avery.

Payne begins his position on July 9.

For additional information, contact Wendy Kobler, vice chancellor for advancement, at 260-481-6962 or