Director of Advancement Services
Teresa’s first connection to the Drury Campus was in 1978 as an evening student. She was drawn away for a time, but 26 years later in 2004 she returned in the role of database manager for the Alumni and Development team. She served as Director of Donor Services for the University Advancement office, where she managed the database and trains users, performed prospect research, and reported on alumni and donor data in a variety of formats. Teresa is now Drury’s Director of Advancement Services. A native of Southwest Missouri, she has lived on a farm in the Pleasant Hope area for nearly 30 years with her husband Larry. She is also Mom to six, Mom-in-law to four and “Meemaw” to ten – and every one of them help keep her life full, fun and exciting! Her youngest child, Fallan Skidmore, graduated from Drury in 2012, and Teresa followed her footsteps, earning her own bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 2016. She has worked in various positions through the years including nearly ten years at Enactus World Headquarters (SIFE at that time). Time away from Drury is spent with family, gardening, tackling DIY projects and reading.