Division of University Advancement
Sam Houston State University
Box 2537
Bobby K. Marks Administration Building, Room 120
Huntsville, TX 77341-2537
(936) 294-3625
(936) 294-1993 Fax

Organizational Chart



Office of University Advancement

Major Gifts
Planned Giving
Capital Campaign

Frank R. Holmes

Vice President for University Advancement

Manage Administrative Duties for VP

Carol Reinke 

Administrative Assistant

General University Advancement Questions

Terri Pursley

Advancement Assistant



Major Gifts
Planned Giving
Capital Campaign

Thelma B. Mooney

Associate VP for Development

Major Gifts
Planned Giving
Capital Campaign

Rhonda Ellisor

Director of Major Gifts



Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

Special Programs

Jacel Angel

Director of Special Programs

Endowments and Scholarships
Donor Relations

Darlene K. Andrews 

Director of Donor Relations

Annual Fund
Faculty/Staff Campaign

Cindy R. Truax 

Director of Annual Giving

Calling Program
Senior Gift Campaign

Meggan E. Thompson

Assistant Director of Annual Giving

Calling Program

Nickie Vogt

Phonathon Manager

Development and Donor Events Development Staff Support


Administrative & Event Coordinator

Athletics Development

Russell Martinez

Director of Development for Athletics


Advancement Services

Alumni & Donor Records

Patty Lewis

Director of Advancement Services

Database Maintenance

Amanda Crowley

Senior Donor Records Specialist

Gift Entry

Phyllis Finley

Donor Records Specialist

Gift Entry
Faculty/Staff Payroll Deductions

Joyce Smith

Donor Records Specialist

Alumni Memberships

Martha Mendiola

Alumni Membership & Records Assistant

Prospect Research

Ginger Harrell

Development Research Analyst

Prospect Research

Ken Rigali

Development Research Analyst


Marketing & Communications

University Marketing

Kris Kaskel-Ruiz

Associate VP for Marketing & Communications

University Marketing

Jeff Olsen

Director of Marketing & Communications

Media Relations
Heritage Magazine

Julia May

Associate Director of Communications

Publications Writer
News Releases

Jennifer Gauntt 

Manager of University Communications

University Marketing
Social Media

Derrick Alexander

Assistant Director of Marketing

Graphic Design

Amy Bass Wilson

Assistant Director of Creative Services

Graphic Design

Isaac Moen

Graphics Coordinator for Creative Services


Tammy Parrett

Communications Writer

Graphic Design

Brian Blalock

Graphics Coordinator/Photographer

Alumni Relations

Alumni Relations

Charlie Vienne

Director for Alumni Relations

Membership and Marketing

Donna Gilbert

Assistant Director for Membership and Marketing

Alumni Clubs

Justin Haynes

Assistant Director for Regional Clubs and Programming

Alumni Events

Meagen Morrison

Alumni Event Coordinator

General Alumni Information

Theresa Garvin

Alumni Services Assistant


Sam Houston Memorial Museum

Museum Management

Mac Woodward


School and Tour reservations
Visitors Information
Public Programs

Cathy DeYoung

Curator of Education

Exhibits & Displays
Museum Store
Museum Website

Casey Roon

Curator of Exhibits

Gifts & Donations
Museum Buildings & Grounds

Michael Sproat

Curator of Collections


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