Andrews named director of Alumni Development

PLAINVIEW – Danny Andrews, the longtime editor of the Plainview Daily Herald, has been named Director of Alumni Development for Wayland Baptist University, taking over for Joe Provence who will retire from full-time work at the end of June.

Andrews, who graduated from Wayland with a bachelor’s degree in history in 1972, began working at the Herald as a sports writer in 1967. He took the position of Sport Editor in 1970 and was promoted to Editor in 1978.

In his new position, Andrews will be responsible for fundraising efforts among Wayland alumni, including the annual fund and endowment campaigns, with goals to cultivate donors and expand the base of alumni donors. He will also plan all the homecoming events and activities and oversee the alumni publications, Footprints.

“Danny was a perfect fit for this position because of his long-term relationship with the university. Danny truly loves Wayland and has so many connections that can benefit the university,” said Betty Donaldson, vice president for institutional advancement. “We are excited about the direction our development efforts will take with the addition of someone like Danny to our staff.”

Andrews, who graduated from Plainview High School in 1967 is an active part of the Plainview community, serving in numerous community organizations. Andrews also served as the president of the Association of Former Students at Wayland and received the Distinguished Leadership Alumni Award in 1992, and he was inducted into the Wayland Athletic Hall of Honor in 2006 for his involvement with Wayland’s athletic programs. He is currently a member of Wayland’s Centennial Celebration committee.

Andrews will replace Provence who served as Wayland’s alumni director since 1985.

“I am very excited about this new challenge,” said Andrews, “especially because I have such affection for Wayland and appreciation for what the university has meant in my life and the life of my family.”

Andrews’ wife, Carolyn, is the administrative assistant to Wayland President Dr. Paul Armes. Mr. and Mrs. Andrews have three children, Brandon, of Tampa, Fla., Kayla, of Carrollton, and Brad, of Lubbock.