A native of Mount Vernon, Ohio, Shawn Dailey graduated from The Ohio State University in the spring of 1998 with a degree in communications. A fifteen-year veteran of the College Relations Division, Shawn was appointed director of annual giving in 2007. In recent years, annual gifts have totaled nearly $5 million from 9,800 alumni, parents and friends of Kenyon.

Previously, Shawn worked as a marketing coordinator in the Columbus office of Deloitte & Touche LLP. He lives in Mt. Vernon with his wife and two children.