Mike Hammack, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, To Leave HSU

November 23, 2021

Mike Hammack

Mike Hammack, Vice President of Institutional Advancement for Hardin-Simmons University, has resigned to take a similar position at Wayland Baptist University where he will also oversee marketing, communications, and alumni.

Hammack holds two degrees from Hardin-Simmons University, the Bachelor of Arts degree in 1985 and the Master of Business Administration degree in 1989. As an alumnus, he served a number of years on HSU’s Board of Development, was president and a long-time member of the HSU Board of Young Associates, and was president of the Alpha Phi Omega Alumni Association. In 2006, Mike received HSU’s Outstanding Young Alumni Award.

Hammack has been a valued member of the Hardin-Simmons leadership team for the last 14 years, serving as the executive director for Institutional Advancement before taking on the role of vice president, a position he has held since 2011.

Hammack has led and coordinated fundraising efforts for the University while maintaining strong relationships with valuable donors.

“We wish to express our gratitude to Mike for his contributions and service to Hardin-Simmons. He will be missed, and we wish him the very best in his new position,” said HSU President Eric Bruntmyer.

The Institutional Advancement Office has been an integral part of the development and growth of the University. Due to the generosity of many alumni and other friends, Hardin-Simmons has been fortunate to launch many new projects over the last several months including a new residence hall scheduled to be completed in 2024.

Other recently launched projects made possible by generous supporters include the current remodeling of Abilene Hall to house new science and engineering facilities and the Equine Therapy Center, in partnership with Hendrick Health, which is currently in the design and planning stages. Thanks to gracious donors, Hardin-Simmons will continue to provide an education enlightened by Christian faith and values.

A search to fill the vacated role in Advancement will soon be underway.