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Klein and Mayer join Development staff


Rick Klein

Matt Mayer

Dawn Ward, the director of Major Donor Relations at ORU, is pleased to announce that Rick Klein and Matt Mayer have been hired to serve as Regional Development Directors.

"As we enter a new era at ORU, it's great to have Rick and Matt join the Development team," Ward said. "Their love for ORU, along with the special skill set that they bring, will help us attract new support while continuing to build on our current relationships with loyal alumni and friends. If Rick or Matt calls you, please consider meeting them to hear about the new things happening at ORU and how you can be a part of it." 

Klein is a 1977 and 1979 (MBA) graduate of ORU and a longtime supporter of the university. He brings more than 30 years of sales and management experience to this position, having spent most of his career at the Xerox Corporation in positions that included marketing executive, account manager for state and local government, and product manager of Office Solutions. Klein and his wife, Teresa, have two children. Sarah was third runner-up in this year's Miss Oklahoma Pageant. Paul is an accomplished songwriter and recording artist.

"I am excited to have the opportunity to serve as a Development officer for ORU because ORU changed the direction of my life as a new Christian," Klein said. "Now, after a long career in the corporate world, I have an opportunity to give back in a much bigger way than I ever could personally. I am looking forward to engaging our alumni and friends of ORU as we embrace what God has planned for His university. For me, it is all about the students."

Mayer received his B.S. in management in 1990. In the years since his graduation, he has managed his father's medical practice, worked for a nonprofit ministry, Life Impact Network (a crisis pregnancy resource center), and operated his own business, CRNA Associates. He and his wife, Rachel, have six children: five daughters who range in age from 16 to 9 and a 4-year-old son. Mayer enjoys coaching his daughters' high school cross country and middle school teams.

"I had a tremendous experience while attending ORU," Mayer said. "I received a quality education and believe strongly in educating the whole person. I am excited to be able to share the exciting things that are happening at ORU on a daily basis with other alumni and friends in hopes they will be re-energized in supporting a quality higher learning institution, Oral Roberts University."

Klein's territory includes Oklahoma, Kansas, New Mexico, and Texas. Mayer's territory includes Alabama, Arkansas, Washington, D.C., Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.

These additions to the Development staff come at a time when ORU is preparing to make its unique brand of whole-person education available to a larger audience worldwide, calling for an increase in contacts with existing donors and stronger efforts to enlist new donors.