Michele Tigelaar

Michele Tigelaar
Director of Development
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Michele Tigelaar is director of development for the School of Education. Her role is to connect generous donors to compelling opportunities at the School of Education that will further the mission and vision of Baylor, and most importantly, to make the experience of giving joyful and meaningful. Ms. Tigelaar said she is delighted every day with the excellence of the faculty, students, and the nationally renowned research happening within the SOE. She is especially inspired by the real-world teaching experiences and global classroom opportunities that are immediately available to even our first-year students.

Ms. Tigelaar, a native Texan, came to Baylor from a development role at her alma mater, the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Prior to that, she was a grant manager for the Albuquerque Public Schools and Director of Donor and Alumni Relations for a small private school in the area. She also served as a development officer with the United Way of Central New Mexico.

In addition to her professional work, she has volunteered with many organizations and served on several non-profit boards, including the Rio Grande Food Project, United Way of Central New Mexico’s Young Leadership Society, and the Junior League of Albuquerque, for which she served as president.