On the Hill Spring 2015

Advancement Adds Directors

The Office of University Advancement recently welcomed Josh Trimble and Jim Hively as directors of development. They are responsible for leading and directing regional development within campaigns as well as prospecting, contacting, cultivating, soliciting and securing gifts and pledges from the University’s external constituency.

Trimble earned his MBA from Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri, and previously worked as a senior admissions counselor at OBU, joining the admissions staff in February 2010. He has experience as a paraeducator in the department of special education for Bolivar High School in Missouri from 2009-10. In that capacity, he was responsible for the educational and social development of students in the program.

Hively earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from California Baptist University in Riverside, California. He has worked several sales and development jobs, including major donor development for Focus on the Family in Colorado Springs and vice president of development and community relations for Life Stream Complete Senior Living.

Will Smallwood, vice president for university advancement, said Trimble and Hively are wonderful additions to the university advancement team.

“Trimble’s education and work experience as one of the top student recruiters for OBU have prepared him to take this next step in representing the University,” Smallwood said. “Likewise, Hively’s wealth of experience in development and sales make him a valuable addition to the development team.”