Southwestern Adventist University is pleased to announce the appointment of Tony Reyes, CFRE, as its new vice president for advancement. Reyes will oversee the SWAU Office of University Advancement, which includes alumni relations, development and marketing and public relations.
Reyes graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the Universidad de Montemorelos in Nuevo León, Mexico, in 1999 and is currently pursuing a master’s in pastoral ministry from Andrews University. He is a published author and international speaker and holds credentials as a Certified Fundraising Executive by CFRE International. Additionally, he holds stewardship and planned giving and trust certifications from the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists.
Prior to joining Southwestern Adventist University, Reyes served as Stewardship and Planned Giving director for the Potomac Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, where he has had the privilege and opportunity to encourage and work alongside many committed Christians whose faithful and earnest desire is to advance God’s Kingdom on earth. He has also been involved in the Association of Fundraising Professionals (Shenandoah Chapter) Board and the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists Stewardship Planning Committee, where he loves sharing his vision, experiences, thoughts, and ideas.
For the past 13 years, Reyes has served in a variety of advancement and business roles in K-12 and higher educational institutions, both domestic and abroad, and is passionate about working with creative young hearts and minds. “I call Texas ‘home’,” shares Reyes. “And I’m excited to be moving back home with my beautiful, loving, and caring wife of 20 years, Teresa, and our two sons.”
“Tony Reyes brings an extensive background in stewardship as well as experience in marketing and community involvement to this strategic role,” says Ken Shaw, president. “He has already been on our campus twice and has demonstrated leadership and warmth of engagement that will be highly valued as we seek to strengthen alumni and community relationships. We are thrilled that he has accepted this position.”
Tony Reyes will officially join the Southwestern Adventist University family on Jan. 18, 2021.
— Tim Kosaka is director of marketing and public relations for Southwestern Adventist University.
About Southwestern Adventist University
For more than 125 years, Southwestern Adventist University has offered quality Christian education. A small comprehensive university, the beautiful campus is located in Keene, Texas, about 20 minutes south of Fort Worth. Southwestern Adventist University offers personable professors, numerous programs including business, music, education, nursing, master’s programs, and many ways for students to get involved both on campus and abroad. With a diverse student body that includes international students from dozens of countries and an average student/teacher ratio of 12:1, Southwestern Adventist University offers a uniquely diverse and personal college experience.