BELTON, Texas— The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (UMHB) announced today that after two years, the Advancement Division has once again returned to two divisions – a newly formed University Relations Division and a reorganized Advancement Division. In April 2021, the Advancement Division was formed to include Fundraising, Records and Gift Management, Marketing and Communications, and Alumni Engagement. Dr. Rebecca O'Banion, who was promoted to Vice President for Advancement in 2021, successfully led the Advancement Division for two years.
"Although I knew this was a monumental task, I asked Dr. O'Banion to lead these vital UMHB departments until we were positioned to separate them into two divisions again," said Dr. Randy O'Rear, university president. "I have carefully evaluated the scope of work, strategic initiatives in the coming years, and the uniqueness and visibility of the departments in the Advancement Division and feel this is the perfect time to reorganize."
Tucker Glaske has been promoted to Vice President for Advancement and will lead the Fundraising and Records and Gift Management departments as the reorganized Advancement Division. Glaske has served as a fundraiser for UMHB since June 2012. He was promoted to Senior Director of Development in June 2020 and Associate Vice President for Fundraising in April 2021. Glaske earned his bachelor's in business management and his MBA from UMHB.
"Tucker has a proven track record of raising major gifts and has excelled in leading the Fundraising team over the last couple of years. I am confident the reorganized Advancement Division will continue to flourish under his leadership as vice president," explained O'Rear.