Texas Wesleyan is proud to honor Gina Phillips as she retires after 26 years of service to the University. Gina began as a transfer admissions assistant and over the years worked for the admissions and communications offices and will end her time as a staff member as the senior director of development in the Office of University Advancement. Gina is highly thought of and well-loved by her Wesleyan RAMily. Alumni and other faculty and staff members had a lot to say about Gina and her time at Wesleyan, saying that “she treated everyone with courtesy and kindness” and she was “one of the friendliest people here.” When asked what working at the university has meant to her, Gina explained as a long-time Eastside resident, she appreciates the anchor Texas Wesleyan has provided and continues to provide for the Fort Worth community. On a more personal note, she said that being able to provide a college education for all three of her children and earn her own graduate degree was a wonderful opportunity for her and her family.
Jokingly, Gina said she was “too old to recall any (memories) now.” However, she claimed some of her best memories were having the opportunity to robe four students. “To have a student say you were the most influential faculty or staff member during his/her time at Texas Wesleyan is phenomenal.”
As great as it has all been, Gina is looking forward to spending time with her five grandchildren after her retirement in July. She also can’t wait to travel with her husband, Allen, and start a third career assisting her brother-in-law, Greg Phillips ’70, in his medical practice.