Donaldson Heading into Retirement

PLAINVIEW – Betty Donaldson, who has served as vice president for institutional advancement at Wayland Baptist University since April 2004, has announced her retirement, effective in February.

“Betty Donaldson has done a wonderful job at Wayland Baptist University as Vice President for Advancement,” said WBU President Dr. Paul Armes. “Gifts have increased significantly during her tenure, and Betty has moved our advancement program ahead in significant and measureable ways. We will miss her, but we are grateful for her passionate service to and love for this school. We wish her and Larry every blessing in their retirement and ongoing encounters with grandchildren!”

Donaldson, a 1969 Wayland graduate and former Flying Queen, came to Wayland after more than three decades in the education sector. Her career began as a coach and PE teacher in the Frenship Independent School District, where she eventually became a principal and then the assistant superintendent for administrative services.

She also served as associate superintendent for administrative services for the Allen (Texas) I.S.D. and the Scottsdale, Ariz. Unified School District, and was vice president of Learning Bridges Educational Company in Arizona.

Donaldson received a master’s degree from WBU in 1989 and the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2003. During her tenure at WBU, giving has steadily increased.

Donaldson and husband Larry, a 1969 WBU graduate who is retired from public education as well, will retire to their farm home in the Anna area. The couple has two sons and two grandchildren.