Kansas State University

Kansas State hires Andrew Hamor as associate AD of development

MANHATTAN – Andrew Hamor is returning to Kansas State as the associate athletic director for development, the university announced Wednesday.

Hamor comes to K-State from Texas, where he served as assistant athletic director for the Longhorn Foundation for two years. Before that, he worked in K-State’s athletic department for 10 years in various capacities.

In his new role, Hamor will lead K-State’s athletic development efforts and serve as a member of athletic director John Currie’s senior staff. He replaces Chad Weiberg, who is leaving K-State for a more prestigious position at Texas Tech, as a fundraiser with the Ahearn Fund. Hamor will begin working June 22.

“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,” Currie said in a statement. “Andrew is yet another example of a proven professional who recognizes that K-State is a special place.”

At Texas, Hamor helped the Longhorn Foundation grow in membership by 4 percent to 13,050 members in his first year, the foundation’s highest total since 2010. Total giving 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.

“The Ahearn Fund has been established as one of the top development programs in the country, and I look forward to continuing that tradition,” Hamor said in a statement. “I’m also very grateful for the opportunity to work alongside a great staff.”

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