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Dr. Brandon Skaggs named director of alumni relations

Dr. Brandon Skaggs named director of alumni relations

Dr. Brandon Skaggs

Dr. Brandon Skaggs ’03 joined the staff of UMHB in January as the university’s new director of alumni relations

A familiar face on campus, Skaggs served as the inaugural president of the Young Alumni Board from 2010 through 2013. During his student years, he served as student body president and was involved in Welcome Week, Student Government Association, Campus Activity Board, Stunt Night, and Crusader Knights.

Skaggs brings to his new position more than nine years of experience in Christian higher education. He came to UMHB from Oklahoma Baptist University, where he served as associate vice president for student development and dean of students. In previous years he served in varied roles at Dallas Baptist University, including director of admissions and recruitment, international recruiter, graduate advisor, and assistant to the vice president and dean of the Gary Cook Graduate School of Leadership.

After completing his BBA with a double major in management and computer information systems, Skaggs earned an MBA in finance and management from Tarleton State University. He went on to complete an EdD in higher education leadership in 2015 from Dallas Baptist University.

For the past seven years, Skaggs has studied, written, and presented talks about alumni and donor engagement, with special attention on millennial generation alumni. His doctoral dissertation at Dallas Baptist University was titled, “Defining Engagement: Understanding the Relationship between Young Alumni and their Alma Mater at a Private Religiously-Affiliated University.”

Skaggs said that he is enjoying serving at UMHB in this new role. “As an alumnus and as an educator, I am encouraged by the direction of UMHB,” Skaggs said, “and I am honored to be a part of advancing
that mission.”