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Breier named vice president for university advancement

Posted by University News Service

Nov. 4, 2011

Barbara Breier has been named the new vice president for university advancement at Texas State University-San Marcos, university President Denise Trauth announced Friday.

“Dr. Breier brings an extensive record of experience in development and alumni engagement to our campus,” said Trauth. “I believe we have found the right person to lead our advancement team and to spearhead our Pride In Action comprehensive campaign.”

Breier will begin work at Texas State Dec. 5.

“I am delighted to be joining the Texas State advancement team,” said Breier. “I have been very impressed with the growth of the institution and its programs over the past 10 years. There is a great deal of opportunity to continue that growth and build on the successes of our faculty and students.”

Since 2009, Breier has served as the senior vice president of development and marketing at the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, where she increased philanthropic support, including contributions by individual donors, major foundations and corporations. She also helped launch a successful national advertising campaign designed to motivate Hispanic parents to become more involved in their children’s education.

Previously, Breier served in several positions in the University of Texas System and its components, including nine years as the executive director of development for the University of Texas System and several years at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. She served seven years as the assistant vice president for development at Hardin-Simmons University.

Breier holds a bachelor’s degree in English and history from Texas Christian University, a master’s degree in English from Texas A&M University-Kingsville and a Ph.D. degree in higher education/organizational behavior from the University of Kansas.

Before beginning her development career, she was an assistant professor of education at William Jewell College, the coordinator of field experiences for the teacher education program at the University of Kansas and the director of planning at Cameron University.

Breier will replace Ted McKinnon who has served as interim vice president for University Advancement during the past year.