A strong record of growing foundations and extensive experience in strategic planning for both non-profit and for-profit organizations made Randall W. Truxal the choice of Grayson College as its new executive director of the Grayson College Foundation. He began his duties in May.
Truxal is responsible for the leadership and strategic direction of the foundation’s objectives related to fundraising, alumni, scholarships and grants. He leads a development staff that works closely with GC administration and faculty as well as foundation board members to manage fundraising efforts, meet college development goals and advance alumni relations.
“These areas are vital to the continued success of Grayson College, and I’m looking forward to working with Randy in these endeavors” said GC President Jeremy McMillen. “His wealth of experience and proven success support the foundation’s goal of engaging our community in philanthropic support of Grayson’s vision for transforming lives, building community and inspiring excellence.”
Truxal agrees. By seizing the opportunity to work with citizens in the communities Grayson College serves, he believes the foundation is a valuable partner in advancing the college’s mission and enriching the lives of those it serves. He said he counts it a privilege to work with exceptional foundation staff as well as the college’s faculty and staff.
“I am excited to work for and with GC and the Foundation to provide positive growth opportunities for the region I call home,” Truxal said.
Prior to joining GC, Truxal was a vice president and wealth strategist at Landmark Bank in Sherman and an associate administrator at Texoma Medical Center in Denison. His fundraising experience comes from leadership and development roles with the TMC Foundation, Baylor Health Affiliate Group Foundation Service Department, and Friends of Abilene Christian University.
Truxal is active in numerous community organizations, including past president and board member of Denison Education Foundation, Denison Leadership, and Texoma Regional Blood Bank. He served as board member of Denison Girls Club, Denison Heritage, Denison Public Library, and Grayson County Child Welfare. He also is active with his alma mater, servings as past president and board member for Abilene Christian University Alumni and Advisory boards.
Truxal lives in Denison with his wife, Cynthia Ann Truxal, an art teacher at Henry Scott Middle School with the Denison Independent School District. They have two grown sons. Luke Truxal, a graduate of Abilene Christian University and the University of North Texas, is completing doctoral studies in military history at UNT, and Matt Truxal and his wife, Melanie Kirkland, both are graduates of ACU.