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Dr. Bobby Hall Wayland Baptist University is a very special place, both to those who attended and those who choose to invest in her students and her mission. If you’re an alum, know that your relationship with Wayland doesn’t end when you graduate. We want you to stay connected through alumni events, our magazine and social media avenues.

Giving to Wayland is especially rewarding for both alumni and friends as they see the investment into today’s students as an extension of their own ministry. By making the special experience we call Wayland accessible and affordable to more students, donors really are able to expand their impact on the world.

There’s never been a greater need for what Wayland Baptist University delivers, not just on its home campus in Plainview, but around the world. I invite you to join me in connecting with and giving to Wayland. It’s one of the best investments you’ll ever make.

Dr. Bobby Hall, BS’82, MS’85
President

Meet Our Team

Dr. Kevin Ludlum

Vice President of Institutional Advancement

  • Office: Office of Advancement
  • Building: Trinity Building
  • Room: 110
  • Phone: 806-291-3428
  • Email: ludlumk@wbu.edu
  • CMB: 1295

Gary Vaughn

Executive Director of Marketing

  • Office: Office of Advancement
  • Building: Trinity Building
  • Room: 114
  • Phone: 806-291-3549
  • Email: vaughng@wbu.edu
  • CMB: 1218
  • Office Hours: M-TH 8:15 - 5:00 F 8:15 - 4:00

Tommie Flick

Administrative Assistant

  • Office: Office of Advancement
  • Building: Trinity Building
  • Room: 111
  • Phone: 806-291-3426
  • Email: tflick@wbu.edu
  • CMB: 1295
  • Office Hours: M-TH 8:15 - 5:00 F 8:15 - 4:00

Amber McCloud

Director of Development and Donor Relations

  • Office: Office of Advancement
  • Building: Trinity Building
  • Room: 115
  • Phone: 806-291-3430
  • Email: amber.mccloud@wbu.edu
  • CMB: 1295
  • Office Hours: M-TH 8:15 - 5:00 F 8:15 - 4:00

Mike Melcher

Senior Major Gifts Officer

  • Office: Office of Advancement
  • Building: Trinity Building
  • Room: 113
  • Phone: 806-291-3431
  • Email: melcherm@wbu.edu
  • CMB: 1295
  • Office Hours: M-TH 8:15 - 5:00 F 8:15 - 4:00

Kaitlyn Nichols

Administrative Assistant

  • Office: Office of Advancement
  • Building: Trinity Building
  • Phone: 806-291-3602
  • Email: nicholsk@wbu.edu
  • Office Hours: M-T 8:15 - 5:00 F: 8:15 - 4:00

Amber Smith

Director of Advancement Services

  • Office: Office of Advancement
  • Building: Trinity Building
  • Room: 108
  • Phone: 806-291-3425
  • Email: smitha@wbu.edu
  • CMB: 1295
  • Office Hours: M-TH 8:15 - 5:00 F 8:15 - 4:00

Kevin Torres

Director of Development

  • Office: Office of Advancement
  • Building: Trinity Building
  • Phone: 806-291-3550
  • Email: torresk@wbu.edu

Teresa Young

Director of Alumni Relations

  • Office: Office of Alumni Relations
  • Building: Trinity Building
  • Phone: 806-291-3600
  • Email: teresa.young@wbu.edu
  • CMB: 1291
  • Office Hours: M-Th: 8:15 - 5:00 F: 8:15 - 4:00

Gary Zacher

Director of Annual Giving

  • Office: Office of Advancement
  • Building: Trinity Building
  • Room: 106
  • Phone: 806-291-3427
  • Email: zacherg@wbu.edu
  • CMB: 1291
  • Office Hours: M-TH 8:15 AM - 5 PM F 8:15 AM - 4 PM

News & Events

November 13, 2019

WBU Choirs to Present Hande...

WBU Choirs and PCMA collaborate on Handel's Messiah

October 29, 2019

Wayland Unveils NexGen Spark

NexGen Spark teams business students with entrepreneurs in a $5,000 competition.

December 3, 2019

President's Prayer Breakfast

President's Prayer Breakfast7:00am to 8:00am - SMAC (west side of the Trinity Building) 7:00am - Meal (volunteers needed)7:30am - Prayer time.Conc...
7am - 8am, SMAC

April 3, 2020

Employee Awards Luncheon

2020 Employee Awards Luncheon
12pm - 1:30pm, Laney Center

October 27, 2019

Homecoming After Party Feat...

Caldwell Collective will headline a concert on Saturday, Nov. 2.

October 25, 2019

Enactus Hosting Holiday Hom...

WBU enactus is hosting a Holday Home Tour.

April 17, 2020

Honors Luncheon

Honors Luncheon - UC 211.Details to be sent later.
11:30am - 1:30pm, UC 211

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October 23, 2019

WBU Grad Escapes Liberian C...

WBU grad A.A. Mamy tells her story of escape from the Liberian Civil War.

October 17, 2019

BGCT President Addresses St...

BGCT President Michael Evans spoke at Wayland Baptist University.

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Wayland senior Manny Silva is wrapping up his undergraduate degree this semester, but plans to continue his education into spiritual formation

Ellen Hedlund, a senior Elementary Education major from New Cuyama, Calif., always knew that teaching was a career option for her.

Conner Rane Carpenter graduated from Wayland in 2016 with a double major in intercultural missions and biology.

Dr. Peter Bowen spent his early years in Waurika, OK and graduated from high school in Memphis, TX.

Bradley Sell graduated from Wayland with a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Education and English in 2011 and is the owner/operator of Broadway Brew Coffee Shop in Plainview.

Dr. Jim Todd, a San Antonio native, graduated with a bachelor's degree in applied arts and sciences and a master's degree in education, both from Texas State University. However his path to Wayland was a long and winding one.

Carley Hardage, a senior Exercise and Sports Science major from Plainview, fills her time with more than just classes.

Dr. David Bishop is the son of a pastor and grew up in small towns throughout west Texas and Oklahoma.

Kassie Lane was born and raised in Plainview. She graduated from Plainview High School in 2007 and was able to be a concurrent student at Wayland while attending high school.