Chris Carroll '92

Vice President of Development & Alumni

The Vice President of Development is responsible for the leadership, management, and implementation of comprehensive philanthropy programs supporting both the short- and long-range fundraising objectives of the Office of the President. The Vice President also provides professional direction, expertise, training, and support to the departments of Development, Planned Giving, and Alumni Relations.  As the University’s major fundraiser, the Vice President of Development serves in assisting the Office of the President as lead strategist and solicitor for acquisition of all gifts and donations to the University through fundraising, deferred giving, as well as, stewardship programs for annual, capital, and special projects.

Chris may be contacted by email at


Deryl Edwards '80 '06 '14

Director of Advancement Operations and Analytics

Deryl serves as the Director of Advancement Operations and Analytics for the Liberty University Office of Development.Following graduation with a degree in Business Management from Liberty Baptist College in 1980, Deryl began working for Dr. Jerry Falwell where he served as Associate Editor of the Moral Majority Report newspaper and co-director of Marketing. In 1989, Deryl served as director of marketing for the Liberty Home Bible Institute and the 15,000 Club scholarship program. From 1998-2002 he also served as executive producer for Dr. Falwell’s live weekly television program “Listen America.” and as president of Liberty Alliance, a grassroots lobbying organization founded by Dr. Falwell in 1992. From 2009 through 2017 Deryl served as Director of Institutional Advancement for Liberty University School of Law, working with the Office of the Dean in development and fundraising.

Deryl also holds an M.B.A.. degree from Liberty University and a Master in Theological Studies degree from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.

Deryl may be contacted by phone at (434) 592-3120 or by email at


Jeremy Owen '04

Sr. Alumni Relations Officer

Liberty University has been a part of my story since I moved to Lynchburg from Texas in 1994. I graduated from Liberty Christian Academy in 1999, and then went on to graduate from Liberty University in 2004 with a B.S.. in Communications.

Shortly after graduating, the Lord provided me with a position in sales for a company in Greensboro, N.C.. I spent nearly 10 years building a career in sales, and I thoroughly enjoyed my experience as it helped me develop the ability to interact with people from varying backgrounds. Eventually, God put it on my heart to pray about returning to Lynchburg, and in the summer of 2014 He opened the door for me to work at Liberty.

I am amazed everyday of what God is doing here at Liberty, and I count it a blessing to be part of that adventure. I look forward to working with our alumni and hearing stories of how Liberty has made a difference in their lives. I am passionate about helping our alumni have a great experience when they return to campus and informing them of exciting University events happening near them. It really is a great privilege to witness the incredible work that God continues to accomplish through Liberty University. 

Jeremy may be contacted by phone at (434) 592-3130 or by email at


Carly Epperson

Administrative Assistant

As a Lynchburg native, I have loved watching Liberty grow over the years. The Lord has led me down different career paths and I am thankful for them all, but I am most thankful that he led me to work here. I work diligently on our social media platforms to give our alumni the latest campus and alumni news, as well as help manage our Alumni Chapters. I also work along with the rest of our team to make Homecoming an incredible experience for all who attend! I am so glad to be here and genuinely enjoy getting to know each alumni I come in contact with. 

Carly may be contacted by phone at (434) 592-4811 or by email at


Susan Barringer

Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Development & Alumni

Susan began working for Thomas Road Baptist Church in 1975 and has since worked for a number of ministries associated with Dr. Jerry Falwell including, the Old-Time Gospel Hour, Liberty Broadcasting Network, Liberty Alliance, and finally, Liberty University. During her time at Liberty University, Susan served in the Marketing Department as manager of Operations and Customer Relations. In this role, she supervised Donor Services, Data Entry, the Call Center, and Fulfillment. She currently serves as the executive assistant to the vice president of Development and manager of the Development Call Center.  

Susan may be contacted by phone at (434) 592-6112 or by email at