Wayne Chipman named Executive Vice President for Advancement at Drury

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., May 4, 2016 — Drury University is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. J. Wayne Chipman ‘91 to the position of Executive Vice President for Advancement, effective July 1, 2016. He will report to Dr. Timothy Cloyd, the current president-elect.

Chipman comes to Drury from a development role at the University of Missouri, where he received four promotions in 13 years and is currently Assistant Vice Chancellor for Advancement – University Programs. Prior to that, he spent two years as Director of Major and Planned Gifts at Truman State University from 2001 to 2003 and four years in the Office of Development & Alumni Relations at Drury from 1997 to 2001.

Chipman and his wife, Stephanie (Chapman) ‘93, M.Ed. ‘99 have deep Drury roots. The Chipmans have two school-age sons, Collin and Bennett. Stephanie is currently Director of Career Services in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at the University of Missouri.

“Stephanie and I are excited to come back to Drury and I look forward to helping shape a bright future for our alma mater,” Chipman said.

At Missouri, Chipman led a team that played a vital part in the success of the school’s $1.04 billion “For All We Call Mizzou” fundraising campaign and has been a key leader of the current $1.3 billion “Mizzou: Our Time to Lead” campaign.

“Wayne is just the person to lead Drury’s comprehensive advancement division,” Cloyd said. “He is not only a proven first class fundraiser, but has excellent skills in management, team building, alumni and community relations. I am looking forward to working with him as we do new great things for Drury University.”

“Our road to a wholesome future passes through our alumni,” said Lyle D. Reed, Chair of Drury’s Board of Trustees. “We are looking forward to Wayne helping us build that super-highway. Drury is proud to have one of its own return home and play an instrumental role in our future.”

Prior to first joining Drury in 1997, Chipman practiced law in Springfield in the areas of tax and estate planning, commercial litigation, and federal administrative law. During his time at Drury, he also served as an adjunct faculty member teaching courses in business administration, economics, and federal estate and gift taxation law. Chipman worked in economic development for the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce in the mid 1990s. He is a member of the Missouri Bar’s Probate and Trust Law Committee, and is admitted to practice before the U. S. Supreme Court.

Chipman’s education includes:

  • Juris Doctor, Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kansas, 1994
  • Master of Business Administration, Washburn University School of Business, 1993
  • International Law Program, Brunel University in Uxbridge, England, 1992
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Drury University, 1991


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