Director of the Schreiner Experience
Wendy Blaettner is the Director of the Schreiner Experience, where she oversees the areas of Career Development, Meaningful Work, Purposeful Lives, & Changing Global Society. Wendy possesses over 20 years of experience in the field of Human Resource Management. She enjoys mentoring students in their career planning endeavors, planning student career services events on campus, and networking with employers and community members to bring forth opportunities for students and alumni. Wendy earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Baylor University, and a Master of Science in Human Resource Management from Houston Baptist University.
Specialities and InterestsCareer Development
Coordinator of Meaningful Work
David Reast is the Coordinator of Meaningful Work at Schreiner University. He launched the initiative in the summer of 2014, after a career as a Texas high school teacher and coach. The goal of the Meaningful Work Initiative is to enhance experiential leaning opportunities for students at Schreiner University. David is responsible for administering student employment on campus, facilitating internships, developing career readiness programming and conducting employer outreach. David received his BA in Economics and Teaching Certificate from the University of Texas at Austin (1985). He has been a presenter at the NACE, NCDA and SoACE annual conferences, is a member of the STACC and CTLACC career services consortiums, and serves as the university’s liaison for The Washington Center. He is also a member of the Rotary Club of Kerrville and serves on the board of the Kerrville Area Chamber of Commerce.
Specialities and InterestsCareer advising and job search
Rev. Kelsey Penn
Coordinator of Purposeful Lives
The Reverend Kelsey Penn is the Associate Campus Minister and Coordinator of Purposeful Lives. In her ministerial work she enjoys meeting people where they are and journeying alongside them as they navigate life’s biggest (and smallest) questions. In her work as the Coordinator of Purposeful Lives she helps students develop a sense of civic engagement through volunteer work, service-learning, and leadership opportunities. She also oversees the professors who use Service-Learning pedagogy in their courses. She earned her B.A. in Music from Schreiner University, her M.Div. from McCormick Theological Seminary and was ordained as a Minister of the Word and Sacrament by the Presbyterian Church (USA).
Specialities and InterestsCampus Ministry & Purposeful Lives
Coordinator of Changing Global Society
Thomas Woods is the Coordinator of Changing Global Society at Schreiner University, and oversees study abroad/away programs, student exchange programs, and multicultural programming on campus. Thomas majored in history at Schreiner University, where he graduated in 2013. He holds a Master of Education in History from Texas State University, and in addition to his role as the Coordinator of Changing Global Society he also teaches history courses.
Specialities and InterestsStudy Abroad
Director of Alumni Relations
Tammi Clanton Bingham serves as the Director of Alumni Relations. She is a 1988, 1998 BA and 2018 MBA graduate of Schreiner University and a lifelong resident of Kerrville. Tammi has been with Schreiner University since 2005 first as Director of Event/Auxiliary Services and since 2017 in the alumni office. One of Tammi’s very first jobs was on Schreiner campus when she was only 16 years old. Tammi’s goal is to connect with alumni of all generations and facilitating connections between alums for career and mentorship opportunities.
Specialities and InterestsAlumni Relations
Alumni Development Officer
Paul Hayes serves as the Alumni Development Officer. After serving as the Schreiner men’s soccer coach for over 15 years, Paul joined the alumni team in February of 2018. Paul’s connections with players from over a decade at Schreiner and his ability to relate to alums of all ages make him uniquely suited to building relationships to connect all alumni and students. Paul manages the annual Phonathon and the RECALL golf tournament and finds unique ways to connect people from all generations.
Specialities and InterestsAlumni Relations
Tara Maguire has been the administrative assistant for Schreiner’s Campus Ministry and Purposeful Lives Departments for three years. Tara loves seeing students come in and out of the Junkin Campus Ministry Building, which she thinks is the prettiest building on campus. As the Admin for Purposeful Lives, Tara works closely with local non-profits to get them involved with the Schreiner Experience Fair each semester. Tara graduated from Texas Christian University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. She and her husband, Pat, have three children, Brady, Kate and Jack. Brady is a freshman Texas A&M, and Kate and Jack attend Tivy High School. In her free time, she attends First United Methodist Church in Kerrville and enjoys walking her dog, Percy.