Title: Director of Development | Soules College of Business
Building: COB 315.17
MA – Regent University Virginia Beach, VA
BA – Baylor University Waco, TX
Community Development Certification – Ball State University Indianapolis, IN
CDBG Certification – Office of Community and Rural Affairs
Rob began his higher education journey at Tarrant County Junior College and transferred to Baylor University to complete his undergraduate degree in Business Administration and Marketing. He completed his masters in Theology at Regent University and now joins UT Tyler with over 20 years of successful community development, project management and fundraising, and major gift development experience. He is a visionary who knows how to connect people from different cultures and backgrounds to create an outcome that is unexpected.
Rob’s passion for community building and strategic collaboration have developed as a natural extension of his experience as an active duty marine serving during Desert Storm. This led him to realize that his passion for relationships and connecting people from all walks of life was an asset that allowed people to have a bigger vision for accomplishing things together that were greater than the sum of all their parts.
He enjoys his family and has four sons thriving in the Tyler Independent School District (TISD). He has been able to build strong relationships with Tyler community and county leaders through his involvement with the Tyler Area Chamber, Heart of Tyler Main Street, East Texas Youth Orchestra, Leadership Tyler class of '31, Champions for Children and the Tyler Bicycle Club. This opened the door for him to continue his development career working in higher education with Tyler Junior College (TJC) and now The University of Texas at Tyler.
Take time to get to know Rob as he reaches out to get to know you and invites you to explore ways to collaboratively work together to implement the UT Tyler vision of becoming the primary educational and economic driver of East Texas.