Alumni Leadership

I am excited to serve as your Alumni Director at Wayland, and I am planning programming that will benefit both you and the university as we keep you connected to WBU no matter where you go or in which season of life you are. Our goal is to build connections for current students (our future alumni!), help graduates transition into the workforce, enhance networking among alumni for career support and connection, communicate effectively with alumni, and develop alumni chapters and vibrant events to connect you in various locations.

We hope you will keep in touch with our office if we can help you or if you want to share ideas about making these things happen. I am eager to meet each of you and hear your Wayland story! Call me anytime at (806) 291-3600. ~ Teresa Young

Mission Statement

The Office of Alumni Relations exists to provide meaningful services, events and communication with former students of the university with the goal of keeping them engaged and building an attachment that ultimately provides benefit back to the university to perpetuate the programs and experiences being offered. We recently approved a five-year strategic plan to guide our work. You can read that document here, then let us know what you think.

Wayland Alumni Association

The Wayland Alumni Association is led by an Executive Board elected from within the membership. The current board includes:

  • President: Rebecca Mince, BSIS'17 (GOLD)
  • Vice-President: Jeffrey Vera, BCM'17
  • Olivia Bybee Adams, BSIS'16 (past president)
  • Teresa Alvarado, BSOE'09
  • Jack De Forrest III, BSOE'07, San Antonio campus
  • Paul Kite, BAS'14, MPA'20
  • Abigail Manes, BSIS'16
  • Leigh Moreno, BAS'13
  • Dr. Valerie Saffold, BSOE'08, Lubbock campus
  • Sara Silva, BA'93
  • Deirdre Trotter, BSOE'10, Lubbock campus
  • Sarah Wallace, BSIS'99, MEd'19
  • Dave Young, Jr., BA'16 (GOLD)
* GOLD is Graduates of the Last Decade

Board Expectations and Application for service starting August 2021.

If you have an interest in serving on a board or volunteering for various events on campus or in the area, please contact Teresa Young at or (806) 291-3600.