Tammi K. Clanton, a 1998 Schreiner graduate, is the university’s new director of alumni.
Clanton has already worked a dozen years at Schreiner, most recently as director of Auxiliary Services. In that position she has overseen conferences and events, the print shop, the mail center, dining services, housing services and meal plans.
Prior to joining the Schreiner staff, she was assistant director of the Texas Arts and Crafts Educational Foundation Inc. of Kerrville for two years.
Clanton holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and is in the process of earning an MBA from Schreiner. The daughter of bookstore manager Peggy Clanton and the late John W. “Jay” Clanton Sr., she literally grew up on the Kerrville campus. She even finished her high school education at Schreiner through the PACE program.
She is an ambassador and board member for the Kerrville Chamber of Commerce, a board member of the Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors-International, and volunteers at the Hill Country Arts Foundation.
“Tammi is an excellent fit for alumni director,” said Mark Tuschak, vice president for Advancement. “She is very familiar with many alumni and former students, and knows well the university’s past, and its dreams for the future.”
Clanton succeeds Paul Camfield, who resigned May 31 after serving the alumni program for 10-and-a-half years. During his tenure, the Schreiner Former Students Association (SFSA) transformed from a separate not-for-profit organization into a department of the university. One result was the establishment of the SFSA Endowed Scholarship, which is available to “legacy” students. In five years the scholarship has grown to over $180,000.
“Paul’s ability to meet people and build relationships with our alumni was his greatest skill,” said Tuschak. “Those with whom he came in contact knew instantaneously how much he cared for them.”