About Us

Dr. Robert L. Walker

Dr. Walker has become known across the state and nation as one of the most experienced fundraisers in higher education. 


Education

PhD in Educational Administration, Texas A&M University 
MS in Education, Pepperdine University 
BS in Marketing, Texas A&M University 

Experience

Senior Executive for Development, Texas A&M University
 
Vice President for Development of Texas A&M University
 
Executive Director of the Texas A&M University
 Development Foundation 

Associate Executive Director of the Texas A&M Association of Former Students 

Director of Alumni and College Relations at Pepperdine University 

James Aston University Chair in Institutional Development 


Civic and Professional

Former member, Ed Rachal Foundation Board, Corpus Christi, Texas 

Pepperdine University, Board of Regents 

Bryan/College Station Chamber of Commerce, Past President 

Rapha International, Fort Worth, Texas, former board member 

Read Youth Charities, Magnolia, Texas 

Personal

Dr. Walker resides in College Station, Texas where he is active at church, enjoys fishing and spending time with his 3 children and 8 grandchildren. He will complete a book in early 2015 which shares his fundraising stories and theory called Footprints In Aggieland, published by the Texas A&M University Press.Faculty member, Texas A&M University, College of Education 
Dr. Sid A. Walker 

Sid has experience as a math teacher, coach and headmaster, working in private and public schools, as well as 20 years of fundraising experience in Higher Education.

Education

PhD in Higher Education Administration, Texas Tech University 

MBA, The University of Texas at Tyler 

BS in Agricultural Economics, Texas A&M University 

Experience 

The Flippen Group, Educational Consulting Company 

VP for Development, Stephen F. Austin State University 

Executive Director, SFASU Foundation 

Director of Development, Texas Tech University, School of Law 

Executive Director, Texas Tech Law School Foundation 

President, Fort Worth Christian School 

Campaign Director, Stephen F. Austin State University 

Director of Development, West Texas A&M University 

Executive Director, WTAMU Foundation

Civic and Professional 

Mentor & Volunteer - Save Our Streets Ministries 

Camp Blue Haven, Las Vegas, NM-Former board member

Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce, former board member
 
Leadership Nacogdoches, Class of 1999 

Rotary Club of Athens Board, past member 

Mission Internship, Bangkok, Thailand 

Personal

Sid and his wife have been married for 25 years, they have 2 sons and one daughter-in-law. He enjoys reading, traveling, health & fitness.

Karen Pearce

Executive Assistant
Karen has worked in higher education fund raising for 25 years; she has previously worked in a legal office and human resource office. She coordinates and oversees the planning, development and implementation of assigned programs. She provides administrative support, maintains records, and coordinates travel and events. Karen is the initial contact point with customers for fielding routine questions and resolving problems. She is a multi-tasked person and has working knowledge of several software applications including spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations. Karen is a very good communicator and has the ability to plan and organize various assignments efficiently and effectively.  

Education
Blinn Junior College  
New Mexico Junior College  

Experience
Texas A&M University - Office of Institutional Development  
Texas A&M University System - Office of General Counsel  
Texas A&M University - Office of Human Resources  
Texas A&M University - Office of the Treasurer  
PhytoResource Research  

Civic and Professional
CASA – Court Appointed Special Advocate Volunteer  
Junior Service League  
Nursery Volunteer – A&M Church of Christ  

Personal 
Karen is married and has two grown children and four grandchildren. She enjoys traveling, Aggie sports, church activities, gardening, and spending time with her grandchildren. 
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