Office of Development at Tarleton State University
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.
Assistant Vice President for Development
Janice Horak has been at Tarleton since 1996, originally serving as director for the Dora Lee Langdon Cultural and Educational Center in Granbury and later moving to the Stephenville campus as director of community relations. In 2011, she was promoted to assistant vice president for external relations, and now as assistant vice president for development she focuses on major gifts and oversees all development programs. Ms. Horak has served on the boards of directors for the Cross Timbers Fine Arts Council, Preserve Granbury, Slumber Falls Camp and the Granbury Chamber of Commerce among others. She is an alumna of Trinity University, and she studied theater at Tarleton under Dr. Mary Jane Mingus. She cohosts a weekly jazz show on KTRL- Tarleton Public Radio and is a member of the President's Circle and the KTRL Leadership Circle.
Jessica Evans '03 & '06
Director of Development & Alumni Engagement
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
Development and Alumni Engagement Officer, Annual Giving
Cori Brown started working at Tarleton in 2009 where she worked in the Welcome Center and Office of School Relations as a student recruiter. She joined the Development Team in 2011 and serves as the development officer for annual giving. Cori's primary responsibilities are the Greater Tarleton Annual Fund which includes direct mail, phonathon, 1899 Circle, the faculty/staff campaign and student philanthropy. Cori received her Bachelor's degree in Animal Science from Tarleton in 2008.
Hailey Kane is a Family and Consumer Science major from Keller, TX. She helps with answering phones, helps coordinate the student philanthropy campaign and other office duties. She plans to graduate from Tarleton in May of 2015.