Tromanhauser leads Alumni office
January 31, 2008
David Tromanhauser, ’80, is Bryan’s new alumni director, replacing Warren Cole, ’03, who resigned in December 2007 to pursue his studio art and custom concrete countertop business.
Advancement Director Steve Keck said, “I’m delighted David has joined the Advancement team. He brings a deep love for Bryan College and a genuine enthusiasm for the task of making sure alumni stay connected with and involved in the life of the college.”
After graduating with a degree in history, David worked in sales and youth ministry in Dallas, Texas; Charlotte, N.C.; Atlanta, Ga.; and Indiana before moving to Dayton four and 1/2 years ago.
Coming to work at Bryan “truly has been a dream of mine, a vision for many years,” he said. “The day after the fire (in 2000), I drove over to Bryan from Charlotte, and Tom Kemner (then vice president for advancement) approached me about joining the staff. I’ve wanted to work and help at Bryan since then.”
David said he sees his primary responsibility as helping people “in my generation – the mid-’70s to late ’80s – build and rebuild relationships with the college, and to continue connecting with the older and more recent generations. Alumni play a key role in supporting their alma mater, in prayer and funding, and I’m excited to help with that.”
He pointed out that “as alumni live out our motto of Christ Above All, they will be successful, and make a Bryan College degree more valuable as time goes on.
“This is a marvelous place to be, one of the premier private institutions in the country,” he said. “I’m delighted to be here and to be able to help our alumni see how they have a critical part in making Bryan all that the Lord wants it to be.”