Phoebe Chalk-Wadsworth

Senior Director of Development
Adjunct Lecturer in Sports Management


Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, The University of Arizona
M.A., Northern Arizona University
B.A. The University of Arizona


MGMT 359 Special Topics: Fundraising and PR in College Athletics


Dr. Chalk-Wadsworth is in her 28th year overall with the University of Arizona. In June of 2018, she began her role as the senior director of development.  In her current role as a member of Dean Goes’ leadership team, she is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive fundraising program to secure financial support for the Eller College of Management. In doing so she is developing relationships with alumni, corporate leaders and community members at large to raise much needed dollars to benefit the students and faculty of the Eller College. 

During Chalk-Wadsworth’s tenure with the University she has been involved with three major capital campaigns for the campus at-large: Century II, Campaign Arizona and Arizona Now.

Prior to joining the Eller team, she was an associate athletics director for Arizona Athletics and during that time she was responsible for major gift solicitations, regional development, annual giving, alumni relations, a comprehensive public relations program, special events, heritage and community relations. During her time in Athletics, she played a role in five athletics capital campaigns and is one of a handful of staff members who secured two million-dollar gifts. In addition, she was the baseball administrator and worked closely with the baseball coaches and staff on day-to-day operations, as well as the chair of the University of Arizona Sports Hall of Fame.

In 2014, she became an adjunct faculty member of the Eller College. She teaches a sports management class each semester, Fundraising and Public Relations in College Athletics, in the Department of Organization and Management. 

A native Tucsonan, Chalk-Wadsworth received her Doctorate in Educational Leadership (Arizona), Master of Education (NAU), and her Bachelor of Arts (Arizona). Chalk-Wadsworth is recognized as a UA Honorary Letterwinner and Honorary Bobcat. She has served on numerous nonprofit boards and is currently a member of Angel Charity for Children, Key Group and UA Hispanic Alumni Club. She is married to Earl G. Wadsworth.