CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – After more than 20 years of service to Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Dr. S. Trent Hill, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, has announced that he will retire at the end of January 2017. However, his service will not end there. Hill and his family have been offered a wonderful opportunity to return to his native Amarillo, TX and serve the twenty-six counties within the Texas Panhandle as Vice President for the Amarillo Area Foundation.
“I have always believed, and continue to believe, that higher education is a core solution to society’s ills,” said Hill. “As a man of faith, this position with the Amarillo Area Foundation will allow me to fulfill a long-time desire to assist non-profits who are on the front lines of meeting human needs, including education.”
In his capacity as head of Institutional Advancement, Hill led the activities of the Marketing Department, the Communications and Public Affairs Department, the Development Office, Alumni Relations, Foundations and Scholarships, Advancement Services and Athletics. He also served as adjunct professor in the College of Business.
“I appreciate Trent’s strategic vision for the advancement team and where it has helped TAMU-CC to become a Doctoral Granting Institution,” said Dr. Kelly Quintanilla, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.
During his tenure, from January 1997 to the present, Hill and his team have raised more than $142.6 million for the University.
“Trent leaves A&M-Corpus Christi in a strong financial position, especially in the area of athletics, which he took leadership over in 2009, to continue to lead the way for higher education in South Texas,” said Dr. Flavius Killebrew, President and CEO of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.
Dr. Hill received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing in 1982 and his Master of Science in Finance in 1986, both from West Texas State University. His Ph.D. in Higher Education Marketing was conferred by the University of North Texas in 1992.