Dr. Brandon Skaggs ’03

Jeff Sutton ’07

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor has announced that Dr. Brandon Skaggs has been promoted to the position of vice president for student life and Jeff Sutton will join the Development Department as the director of alumni relations. Both transitioned to their new positions on January 2, 2017.
Skaggs joined the administration of the university in January 2016 as director of alumni relations and has more than 10 years of experience in Christian higher education administration. A 2003 UMHB graduate with a double major in Business Management and Computer Information Systems, Skaggs earned an MBA in Finance and Management from Tarleton State University and an Ed.D. in Higher Ed-ucation Leadership from Dallas Baptist University.
“Dr. Skaggs’ extensive experience in student life administration and his understanding of our campus culture make him an outstanding selection as vice president for student life,” said Dr. Steve Theodore, senior vice president for administration and COO.
Sutton graduated from UMHB with a Bachelor of Arts in Religion in 2007 and soon joined the UMHB staff as assistant director of campus activities. For the past nine years, he has over-seen programming for undergraduate student activities and supervised the planning and staging of annual events such as Family Weekend, Miss Mary Hardin-Baylor Pageant, Crusader Knights, and the Easter Pageant.
“Sutton combines a wealth of institutional knowledge, a love for his alma mater, and nine years of experience with event and relationship management,” said Dr. Rebecca O’Banion, Vice President for Development. “I am confident he will be a great visionary leader for UMHB.”