WBU adds Seebo to cabinet with promotion

March 26, 2010

PLAINVIEW – Dr. Elane Seebo has been promoted to Vice President of External Campuses and Graduate Services at Wayland Baptist University, effective immediately.

Seebo has served as associate vice president with the same oversight areas since July 2006 after serving as the executive director of the WBU campus in Wichita Falls for two years.

Her primary job responsibilities are not changing dramatically, though her role adds her to Wayland’s administrative cabinet alongside President Dr. Paul Armes, Executive Vice President and Provost Dr. Bobby Hall, Vice President of Enrollment Management Dr. Claude Lusk and Chief Financial Officer Jim Smith.

“Dr. Seebo has served with distinction since joining the university six years ago and will be a wonderful addition to the President’s Cabinet,” noted Hall. “She will continue to provide outstanding leadership to Wayland’s graduate program and external campuses.”

Seebo will continue to oversee operations on Wayland’s 13 external campuses, which include sites in Amarillo, Lubbock, Wichita Falls and San Antonio; Clovis and Albuquerque, N.M.; Phoenix and Sierra Vista, Ariz.; Altus, Okla.; Fairbanks and Anchorage, Alaska; Honolulu, Hawaii; and in Kenya, Africa. Several of those campuses also offer additional teaching sites on military installations or other civilian sites, increasing the complexity of Wayland’s extended operation. The campuses have a combine enrollment of around 4,600 students.

The graduate program, which will be part of Seebo’s purview, continues to grow exponentially across the WBU system.

Seebo came to Wayland from a career in the U.S. Air Force, with her last assignment as Dean of Academic Affairs for the Community College of the Air Force. Prior to that, Seebo was senior training administrator for the Air Force, stationed at Sheppard Air Force Base.

She holds a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University, a Master of Education degree from Texas Tech University and a Master of Arts degree from Pepperdine University. She earned the doctorate degree from the University of North Texas in 1991 and holds the rank of associate professor of education with Wayland.