Belton, Texas – The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor announced today the promotion of Dr. Rebecca O’Banion to the position of associate vice president for development and alumni relations.
A 1993 graduate of UMHB, O’Banion joined the staff of her alma mater in 2006 as the university’s director of alumni relations. In that role, she encouraged alumni involvement in the activities of the university, through special events and opportunities for networking and growth. In her new role, O’Banion will continue to oversee alumni relations and, in addition, will manage the daily fundraising activities of UMHB’s development staff.
Prior to joining the UMHB staff, O’Banion served as executive director of Hope for the Hungry, an interdenominational organization which works to meet the physical and spiritual needs of children around the world. She holds a master’s degree in Human Services—Executive Leadership from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, and the EdD degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.
“We are pleased that Dr. O’Banion is taking on this new leadership role,” said Brent Davison, UMHB’s vice president for development. “Rebecca has done an excellent job in drawing our alumni into active relationship with the university. She is passionate in her commitment to the mission of UMHB, and I am delighted that she will be playing a greater role in the fundraising activities of the university.”