Andrew Hamor Named Associate AD for Development

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Andrew Hamor, who spent a decade as a member of the K-State Athletics staff before spending two years at the University of Texas, will return to his alma mater as the Associate Athletics Director for Development, Athletics Director John Currie has announced.

In his new role, which begins June 22, Hamor will lead the athletics department's development efforts and serve as a member of the senior staff.

"We are very fortunate to have such a uniquely well-positioned and capable candidate available to continue our momentum and maintain the culture of service and productivity that we expect from our development team," Athletics Director John Currie said. "Andrew is yet another example of a proven professional who recognizes that K-State is a special place and wants to be a part of our vision of being A Model Intercollegiate Athletics Program, and we are excited to welcome Kiley and Andrew back to Manhattan."

As Assistant Athletics Director for the Longhorn Foundation at Texas, Hamor was directly responsible for all aspects of the department's comprehensive annual giving program and helped membership in the Longhorn Foundation increase by 4 percent to 13,050 members in his first year, the highest departmental total since 2010. Total giving to the Longhorn Foundation also increased by 6 percent in 2013-14, while philanthropic annual gifts for 2014-15 are currently $1.5 million ahead of last year's pace.

"Kiley and I are excited to return to Manhattan and reconnect with the K-State family," Hamor said. "The Ahearn Fund has been established as one of the top development programs in the country, and I look forward to continuing that tradition. I'm also very grateful for the opportunity to work alongside a great staff as we work toward providing the Best Fan Experience in the Big 12 and a World-Class Student-Athlete Experience."

In addition to his role with the annual giving program, Hamor also established the Longhorn Foundation Leadership Society for the department's top-level donors, and gifts of more than $25,000 annually increased by 30 members since 2013 representing more than $1 million in revenue. He also was responsible for suite and premium seating areas for football, basketball and baseball where he helped generate more than $21 million in revenue in 2013-14.

Prior to his time at Texas, Hamor spent a total of 10 years at K-State serving in various capacities, including Director of Annual Giving and Assistant Director of Development.

As the Director of Annual Giving, Hamor helped the re-launched Ahearn Fund improve membership by 43 percent to 9,240 members from 2010-2013, while annual giving increased by more than 30 percent from 2008-2013 and total giving more than doubled to a record $26 million during that same time period. He also helped secure and close 44 major capital gifts during the West Stadium Center campaign which resulted in more than $1.8 million in capital revenue, while also managing the West Stadium Center Club, Loge and Suite campaign which sold out and totaled $583,500 annually in new revenue.

"We are thrilled to have Andrew and Kiley back in Manhattan and look forward to him leading our Ahearn Fund staff and development efforts," Executive Associate Athletics Director Laird Veatch added. "With more than a decade of experience working at K-State, in addition to being a Kansas native, Andrew will bring great perspective to our staff while already having established trusting relationships with many of our donors."

A native of Coldwater, Hamor worked as a student in the athletics event management office while earning his undergraduate degree in business management and finance. After graduating in 2003, he moved on to graduate school where he earned a master of science in education in 2005 while working as a graduate assistant. He then spent three years as a compliance assistant (2005-2008) before beginning a six-year stint with the Ahearn Fund.