Roy Mann joins Emporia State FoundationAugust 16, 2014
An individual whose strong Hornet ties date back to his years as an undergraduate will be joining the Emporia State University Foundation next month.
Roy Mann has been named a director of development for the Foundation.
In his new role, Mann will focus on building connections with alumni and friends in The Teachers College, School of Library and Information Management, and William Allen White Library to secure gifts for Now & Forever: The Campaign for Emporia State University. Now in its second year, the five- to seven-year, $45 million comprehensive campaign is nearly 63 percent funded at approximately $28.4 million.
“In the midst of the largest most comprehensive campaign in University history, Roy will complement our existing development team,” said Shane Shivley, Foundation vice president for development.
“With Roy’s dynamic personality and deep ties to Emporia State, we are positioned for a bright future,” Shivley added.
“I look forward to working with alumni and friends of the university again, and promoting our outstanding faculty, students, and programs. I’m truly grateful for this opportunity to serve my alma mater,” Mann said.
“The Teachers College joins the rest of Hornet Nation in enthusiastically welcoming Roy back to Emporia State University,” said Dr. Ken Weaver, dean. “He will be a driving force both for the Now & Forever Campaign and for the quality of campus life.”
Mann earned two degrees, a bachelor’s in music education in 1979 and a master’s in educational administration in 1998, from Emporia State. He served as the alumni relations director from 1995-2008 and received the University Service Citation Award in 2013. He has also been a leader in the Emporia community, serving on a number of boards and service organizations.