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 Services 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.

Association of Former Students

The Association of Former Students is led by an Executive Board elected by the membership. The current board includes:

  • President: Tyke Dipprey, BSOE '96 from the Lubbock Campus
  • Vice President: Stacie Hardage, BBA '89
  • Kevin Carter, BBA '93
  • Stephanie Ciszek, BA'07
  • Brenda Gonzalez, BA '73
  • Mike Manchee, BS '94, MEd '97
  • Jeremy Ellison, BA'14 (representing Graduate of the Last Decade GOLD)
  • Daleyn Schwartz, AAS '85
  • Bradley Sell, BA'11 (representing Graduate of the Last Decade GOLD)
  • Caren Smith, BA '92
  • Yolanda Vera, BA '83

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.