Meet the Staff


Carolyn C. Golden 
Vice Chancellor for Advancement 

Carolyn, a Kentucky native, made Montgomery her home 12 years ago.  She has worked as a fundraiser for higher education and non-profits for nearly 20 years.  She began her career with Auburn University in 1998 and established the university’s Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations in 1999.  In 2004, she assumed the role of Senior Director of Regional Campaigns for the $500 million "It Begins at Auburn" Campaign. Under her leadership, the regional campaigns generated more than $28 million.  In 2007, Carolyn became Vice Chancellor for Advancement at Auburn Montgomery, where she leads the university’s alumni and development efforts.  Carolyn received her bachelor’s degree from University of Central Texas and a graduate degree in management from Faulkner University.  She has also done post-graduate coursework at Auburn University.  When she’s not working, Carolyn enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading and knitting. She is also a spinning enthusiast and is a certified instructor.



Marilyn Ray
Associate Vice Chancellor for Advancement 

Marilyn received her bachelor’s degree in business and M.B.A. from Auburn University at Montgomery and she feels she has come back home.  Her previous positions included director of finance and director of public relations and financial development for Children’s Harbor and, most recently, senior director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at Auburn University. She is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. Her primary responsibilities include developing financial resources for the university and keeping alumni and friends engaged with Auburn Montgomery.    



Martie McEnerney
Senior Development Officer

Martie is originally from Montgomery and is a graduate of Huntingdon College. She has over 12 years of experience in higher education focusing on alumni relations and development. She is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and is a board member of the Central Alabama Chapter of the Association of Fund Raising Professionals. She is also a member of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, Nursing Advancement Professionals and a graduate of the AUM Leadership Academy.