Meet the team

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Michael Strader

Interim Vice President for Institutional Advancement
In his interim role, Michael is responsible for providing a coordinated, campus-wide approach to advancement including, development, annual giving, advancement services and alumni relations. He works closely with the president, senior staff and volunteer boards including the Board of Trustees to further the mission of Barton College. Contact Michael at 252-399-6314 or at

Tom Maze

Assistant Vice President for Leadership Giving
Tom serves as Assistant Vice President for Leadership Giving. In this role, he engages alumni and philanthropic friends to foster/enrich relationships with the college community. He brings 20 years of development experience and leadership to Barton College. A native of Petersburg, VA, Tom graduated from Methodist University majoring in Business Administration where he was a member of the men’s tennis team. Contact Tom at 252-399-6533 or at

Summer Brock

Senior Director of Donor Relations and Special Events
Summer establishes and maintains relationships with the College’s 15,000 alumni, directs alumni events including Homecoming, leads the Parents and Family Association, and serves as the College’s chief liaison for the Parents Council and the Alumni Board. Contact Summer at 252-399-6383 or at

Gary W. Hall

Director of Grants and Student Philanthropy
After serving 25 years as Director of Athletics, Gary now endeavors to connect Barton to grant funding opportunities and serves as Advisor for the Student Philanthropy Society. He is a 1980 alum, chairs the Athletic Hall of Fame Committee, and provides leadership for a variety of additional institutional initiatives. Contact Gary at 252-399-6517 or at

Jessica Tyson

Director of Information Management
Jessica maintains the accuracy of our alumni and donor database, processes all donations, and provides updated financial and contact information for all development efforts. Contact Jessica at 252-399-6381 or at

Archer Bane

Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving
Archer returned to Barton in July of 2017, and serves in two roles with the Office of Institutional Advancement. As the Director of Alumni Relations, his role is to serve and engage the over 15,000 alumni of Barton College worldwide. His focus is on building alumni chapters, engaging the B.O.L.D. (Bulldogs of The Last Decade) alumni group, enhancing the alumni office's digital footprint, and growing the overall giving participation from alumni. In his role with overseeing Annual Giving at the College, he focuses on growing the Barton College Annual Fund and Annually Funded Scholarships. Contact Archer at 252-399-6376 or at