Meet the University Relations Team
Vice President for University Relations | Email
Dr. Brad Johnson, Vice President of University Relations, began his duties at SBU on September 17, 2012. Prior to coming to SBU, he was employed at Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas, as Senior Vice President for Institutional Advancement. During his career, he has been responsible for the areas of Admission/Recruiting, Advancement, Alumni Relations, Annual Fund, Financial Aid, Athletics, Student Life, Media Relations and Planned Giving. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Education/Secondary Education at Baylor University, a Master of Arts in Religious Education and a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, and a Doctorate of Education, Education Administration from Baylor University. He and his wife, Laura, have two children, Evan and Elle.
Theresa L. Daniels
Director of Donor Development | Email
Theresa Daniels has been employed by SBU since 1987. She worked in the Athletics Department until 1993 when she became a member of the University Relations team. Since then she has held several positions in the department including Campaign Data Coordinator, Administrative Assistant to the Vice President, Director of Annual Fund, Director of Alumni Relations and currently holds the position of Director of Donor Development. Theresa and her husband Darrell have two children and six grandchildren. Theresa’s hobbies include playing golf, cross stitch, stained glass and scrapbooking.
Director of Major Events | Email
Paula Livingston has been employed by SBU since 1987. She has worked in several departments on campus over the years, and in 2001 she became a part of the University Relations team. She finds event planning always interesting and fun. She particularly enjoys working with and mentoring the students who work in University Relations. Paula has two children both of whom are graduates of SBU and is very proud of her four grandchildren. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, scrapbooking and making jewelry.
Assistant Director of Stewardship Services
Penny Marr has been employed by SBU since 2007 as a member of the University Relations staff. Penny is a graduate of Christ for the Nations Institute in Dallas, TX. Penny's responsibilities include the maintenance of the donor and alumni database, the posting of all charitable gifts to the university, and the implementation of a variety of services relating to the stewardship of our constituents. Penny and her husband Bill enjoy their hobby farm south of Bolivar where they raise goats. The Marrs have four children and five grandchildren.
Director of Alumni Engagement | Email
Holly Stockard is the Director of Alumni Engagement at SBU. She joined the staff as the Director of the Annual Fund after graduating from SBU in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in Communications/Public Relations. She became the Director of Alumni Engagement in June 2014. Holly’s parents reside in Columbia, Missouri. In her spare time Holly likes to scrapbook, paint, bake, and spend time with friends and family.
Assistant Director of Annual Fund | Email
Megan Hibma is the Assistant Director of Annual Fund. Her reponsibilities include supervising the University Relations call center, direct mail pieces, and researching and implementing creative tactics for online giving. Megan earned a bachelor's degree in professional strategic communications from the University of Minnesota in 2013. She joined the team at SBU in August 2014 with previous experience in public relations, marketing and event planning. Megan and her husband, Levi, were recently married and moved to Bolivar so Levi could attend SBU's doctor of physical therapy program. They love exploring the beauty of the Ozarks, specialty coffees and sci-fi novels, hosting dinners at their new home, and meeting friends through church and small groups.