Ellie Barker

Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving

Ellie Barker serves as the Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving. Her responsibilities include coordinating the University’s effort to engage and strengthen relationships with alumni and to create a culture of annual sustainable financial support to ensure the future of William Peace University. She brings almost a decade of higher education experience to the role, including 4 years as the Director Alumni Relations and Annual Fund at Washington Adventist University.

Barker began her higher education career in university admissions and enrollment. She served as an admissions counselor and recruiter for Washington Adventist University and The Maryland University of Integrative Health before making the transition to alumni and development work.

Barker grew up all across the United States and has lived in Texas, Colorado, Western North Carolina, Mississippi and Maryland. She is an avid NFL football fan, amateur painter, and lover of all things Wonder Woman.

“There is something special about this campus, you can feel the moment you arrive. It feels like family here.”


  • BA, Columbia Union College
  • MA, Washington Adventist University