Michigan State University
200 Spartan Way
East Lansing, MI 48824 - 4005
Spartan Fund: (517) 432-4610
University Development: (517) 884-1000
Spartan Ticket Office: (517) 355-1610
Spartan Fund: (517) 432-6219
University Development: (517) 432-1129
Spartan Ticket Office: (517) 432-2232
Chuck SleeperSenior Associate Athletics Director - Director of Development
Phone: (517) 432-4611
Chuck Sleeper joined Michigan State in October of 2002 as Assistant Athletics Director & Director of Major Gifts. In September of 2005, Chuck was promoted to Sr. Associate Athletics Director and Director of Development. The Spartan Fund has prospered under his leadership. Sleeper led the athletic development team to a record $32.3 million in fiscal year 2008. Chuck oversees a full-time staff of eleven, including five development officers, a development assistant and 4 administrative support personnel.
The Athletic Development Office surpassed its recent $75.7 capital campaign goal by raising over $127,000,000 (168% of goal). These results have included the largest gift in the history of MSU Athletics ($5 million from Robert & Julie Skandalaris) and the largest gift to an Olympic sports program ($750,000 from Doug & Valerie DeMartin for MSU Soccer) in the history of MSU.
Prior to MSU, Chuck served as Assistant Athletics Director for Development at Arizona State University where he spearheaded capital and endowment fund raising. From 1992-2000, he served as Associate Athletic Director for Advancement at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Sleeper was a key participant in Cal Poly's move from NCAA Division II to Division I status. At Cal Poly, Chuck led the Mustang's first-ever capital campaign that enabled the program to complete a $12 million sports complex, including new softball and baseball stadiums; a renovation of the basketball facility; and, a new weight room. Sleeper also held positions in athletics administration at Grand Valley State University and the University of Michigan.
Sleeper attended Grand Valley State where he was a four-year starter on the Lakers' pitching staff under head coach Phil Regan. Chuck received his degree in political science from GVSU in 1983. In 1986 Sleeper earned a master's degree in sports administration from St. Thomas University in Miami, Florida. Chuck and his wife, Julia, were both raised in the Lansing area. They have two children - Luke and Olivia.
Tim StedmanAssociate Athletics Director of Development
for Intercollegiate Athletics
Phone: (517) 432-4632
Tim became a member of the Spartan family in December of 2005. Prior to MSU, Tim served as Assistant Athletics Director at Northern Illinois University where he oversaw the development office and major gifts area for athletics. While at NIU, Tim spearheaded an $8 million capital campaign to construct a football support facility. During his tenure, Tim was responsible for securing 28 of the 29 largest gifts in the history of Huskie Athletics.
Prior to NIU, Tim also held the title of Assistant Athletics Director at the University of Denver where he worked closely with Coach George Gwozdecky (former Assistant Coach under Ron Mason). While at DU, Tim was part of a fundraising team that conducted a successful $80 million capital campaign to construct a state-of-the-art athletic facility. Tim also worked at Troy State University where he raised $2.5 million for the renovation of their football support facility.
Stedman attended Western Illinois University where he received his B.S. and later obtained a M.A. in Sports Psychology at John F. Kennedy University in Orinda, CA.
Mark SchoenlAssociate Director of Development, Director of Major Gifts
Phone: (517) 355-0169
Mark oversees Endowments and Scholarships, as well as the Spartan Legacy program for planned gifts to the Spartan Fund. From 2006 to 2009 he managed the development and sales efforts for all suite and club seating areas for the Spartan Fund and MSU Athletics, as well as contributing to Special & Major Gifts. Mark joined the staff in May 2006, after working in Business Development with Inside Indiana Business, a multi-media news company in Indianapolis. Previously, Mark worked with Indiana University and Purdue Sports Properties, respectively, divisions of Learfield Sports. Prior to his time in Indiana, Schoenl spent seven seasons with the Detroit Lions NFL franchise. Mark was part of the first ever outside sales force with the Lions in 1997, and contributed to achieving the highest ever season ticket sales for the team as the Sales Manager from 1998-1999. He launched the initial sales campaign for suites and club seats at Ford Field, and as the Sponsorship Sales Manager developed sponsor and business partner relationships for the 2002 inaugural season at the stadium.
Schoenl graduated from Michigan State University in 1992, and received an M.S. in Sports Management from the University of Richmond in 1995. Mark and wife Melissa have two sons, Owen and Ian.
Assistant Director of Annual Giving
Director of Sales and Premium Seating
Office Assistant, Assistant to Tim Stedman and Mark Schoenl