Alumni Staff

Dan Hayes ’92
Director of Alumni and Friend Development

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Dan Hayes graduated from Averett in 1992. He enjoys working with the university’s 25,000 alumni through events such as Homecoming, Spring Reunion and mini-reunions up and down the east coast.

Hayes comes to Averett from Christchurch School on the Rappahannock River in Middlesex County where he was the director of summer programs and special events for four years. He has also worked as a district executive for the Boy Scouts of America and managed tourism for Pulaski County.

“I’m very excited to be back in Danville working at Averett at this time in its history,” Hayes said. “Averett is a huge part of my life, as well as my wife’s. We look forward to coming back and building on Averett’s successes as well as bragging about all of the things that we love about our alma mater. I hope that people will feel comfortable calling and bragging about the good days as well as making suggestions for how we can be better. Any success I have in this job will be because of active alumni.”

He is married to Kim Cullinan Hayes ’92. They have two children, Steven and Erin. Also a dog named Lady and a huge cat named Allie.


Sherry McDowell ’12
Administrative Assistant to the Director of Alumni and Friend Development

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Sherry joined Averett in November 2001. She received her Associate of Applied Science degree from Rockingham Community College and her Bachelor of Business Administration degree through Averett’s Graduate and Professional Studies (GPS) Program.

She is married to Mac McDowell and has two children. Her son, Jonathan, is also an alumnus of Averett. Sherry enjoys meeting alumni and assisting them with any questions or requests they may have.