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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.

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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
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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

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

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

News & Events

March 1, 2021

Crisis Cops Streaming for W...

Ernie Stevens, a San Antonio police officer and subject of an HBO special, will be the guest speaker for the Willson Lectures.

March 1, 2021

Alumnus of the Year Announc...

Mike Davis was named Alumnus of the Year at WBU's Homecoming.

March 1, 2021

Clinical Teaching Second ro...

Clinical Teaching second rotation begins
All Day Plainview Campus

March 3, 2021

Chapel - Willson Lectures

ChapelWillson Lectures - speaker, Ernie Stevens More details to come, please check email for further information.
11am - 12pm, Plainview Campus

February 25, 2021

Graphic Design Professor's...

WBU graphic design professor has work selected for display at his alma mater.

February 25, 2021

Walmart Grant Funds Enactus...

A grant from Walmart Distribution helped fund a drinking fountain projects at Wayland.

March 4, 2021

Willson Lectures Series

Willson Lectures SeriesScreening of "Ernie and Joe: Crisis Cops" in Harral AuditoriumErnie and Joe Smarro, both WBU alums, will join via Zoom after...
7pm, Plainview Campus

March 5, 2021

External Campuses - Spring...

Exernal CampusesSpring 1 2021, 8-week sessionDeadline for making application for graduation for May 2021 posting date
All Day External Campuses

February 19, 2021

WBU Passes $40 Million for...

Wayland Baptist University eclipsed its $40 million goal for the comprehensive Impact2020 campaign.

February 17, 2021

3 Great Things About the Ea...

Dr. Scott Strovas tells us why he likes using the Eastman Counting System for music.

March 5, 2021

Midterm Deficiency Reports...

Midterm deficience reports are due.
8am - 4pm, Plainview Campus

March 6, 2021

External Campuses - Spring...

External CampusesSpring 1 2021, 8-week session ends
All Day External Campuses

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.

Dr. Charles Starnes, a native of Canyon, spent 27 years on submarines in the United States Navy. After retiring from the Navy in 1996 and returning to his hometown, he "quickly became bored."