Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Development Staff

Office of Alumni and Development

Advancement Services

Lori Russek
Executive Director

Lori became Executive Director of the Office of Alumni & Development in January 2012.  Prior to that role she served as interim Executive Director from July to December 2011, while also leading the Advancement Services Office in processing gifts.  She has been an employee with Texas A&M University-Kingsville since 2006.  In addition to her role as Executive Director, Lori provides strategic leadership, planning, oversight and support of the university's Alumni & Development activities through management of the central database, reporting mechanisms, prospect research and management, gift and pledge processing and business services.

Prior to joining the alumni & development staff, the Riviera native was a self-employed business owner for over 20 years.  She then enrolled at Texas A&M University-Kingsville and graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in business administration/management.  Enjoying her experience at the university, she immediately accepted a position working with the Development staff.

Russek resides in Kingsville and has three children, Michael, Christopher and Ashley and three grandchildren.

Cecelia Gonzales
Advancement Services Coordinator

A Texas A&M University-Kingsville alumna and Kingsville resident, Cecelia Gonzales has been serving as Advancement Services Coordinator since May 2012.  She was previously the Specialist of Advancement Services from January 2011 through April 2012. She provides support in the areas of data management and business operations with a concentrated focus on accounting, depositing/receipting and reporting.  She also helps coordinate the acknowledgement for gifts received.  

Gonzales received her bachelor's degree in business administration/management from Texas A&M - Kingsville in 2009.

Gary Zacher
Coordinator for Prospect Research

Gary Zacher a native of Corpus Christi, joined the Development staff in July 2013 and serves as the Coordinator for Prospect Research, where he researches information on Alums and other potential Donors.\

He is a graduate of Wayland Baptist University with a B.S. in Mathematics in 2008 and a M.B.A. in Management in 2012.

Gary, and his wife Deborah have 1 daughter Hailey.

This page was last updated on: December 12, 2013