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Office of Development & Alumni Engagement at Tarleton State University

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Seek to identify, inform, interest and involve alumni, friends and prospects with the goal that they and other potential donors will recognize that their involvement and ultimately their financial support is a critical link in assisting the University in accomplishing its mission and achieving its goals.

We will achieve this through:

  • Identifying, Cultivating, and Educating Prospective Donors
    and working with them to develop current and future gifts, which meet the donors' financial and philanthropic intentions while enhancing the University.
  • Recognizing Donors Appropriately
    for their gifts through giving levels and special events.
  • Keeping Our Constituencies Accurately Informed
    of gifts made, giving opportunities and progress made by the University.
  • Maintaining Committed and Knowledgeable Staff
    who continue to develop professional skills and obtain information in order to better serve the University.


Office of Development
Janice Horak

Janice Horak

Assistant Vice President for Development


Phone: 254-968-9857

Jessica Evans '03 & '06

Jessica Evans '03 & '06

Director of Development & Alumni Engagement


Phone: 254-968-9682

Jessica Evans has been employed at Tarleton since 2002. She began her time at Tarleton in the Employee Services Department, she joined the Development Team in 2009 as the Development Officer for Special Projects. In 2011, Jessica was promoted to the Director of Development. She is responsible for the oversight of the Development Team and fundraising initiatives which include annual giving, corporate and foundation giving, special projects and support functions, donor relations, donor recognition, and KTRL, Tarleton's public radio station. Jessica received both her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Tarleton.

Cori Brown '08

Cori Brown '08

Development and Alumni Engagement Officer, Annual Giving


Phone: 254-968-9699

Cori Brown started working at Tarleton in 2009. She joined the Development Team in 2011. Cori's primary responsibilities are the Greater Tarleton Annual Fund which includes direct mail, phonathon, 1899 Circle, and the faculty/staff campaign. Cori is also responsible for the Student Philanthropy and the President's Circle programs. Cori received her Bachelor's degree from Tarleton in 2008.

Tarleton State University Foundation, Inc.
Ashleah Baker

Ashleah Baker

Office Administrator


Phone: 254-968-9421