In June of 2017, Brent Baker returned to his alma mater, Anderson University, as development officer for major gifts. Brent previously served as vice president for Student Affairs/Student Life at AU from 2001-2016. Brent received his bachelor’s degree in Business Management from AU, a master’s degree in Student Personnel Administration from Ball State University and a PhD in educational leadership: higher education from Indiana State University. Brent’s career in higher education has spanned over 30 years and in addition to Anderson University he has worked previously at Taylor University, Colorado Christian University, and Georgetown College.
Brent has a long family history and tradition at Anderson University. His mother and father (Sandy and HL) met at AU as students and HL spent his whole professional career working at Anderson. Brent graduated in 1985 and he and his wife Allyson’s three sons have or are currently attending AU. Brent has a love for the University and its impact on students’ lives through many generations. His primary role is to connect donors who share a passion for AU with meaningful giving opportunities.