C. T. Bauer College of Business


Lonnie M. Deggins

Director of Development

Lonnie M. Deggins II serves the C. T. Bauer College of Business in the External Relations Office as the Director of Development. Lonnie joined the C. T. Bauer College of Business in July 2015. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Houston-Downtown. Prior to joining Bauer College, Lonnie served University of Houston in the Registrar’s office in the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services as a VA Certifying Official and Record Associate between 2013 and 2015.

(713) 743-3842

Taylor Ballard -

Taylor Ballard

Development Coordinator

A native Houston, Taylor fell in love with fundraising when she was only a teenager working as a fundraising intern for a political campaign. Although she figured out politics was not her passion, she developed a love of raising money and interacting with people. After a summer job at the Houston Area Urban League, she was hooked on working in the charitable sector where she felt she could make the most significant impact. This resolve stuck with her throughout college and inspired her to obtain her B.S. in Hospitality Management and minor/certificate in Non-Profit Management from the University of Houston. Six years into her career, after working in special events fundraising, alumni relations and managing a small team, Taylor is now a Development Coordinator 2 at the University of Houston, managing department-wide stewardship efforts, leading student philanthropic efforts and supporting the Bauer team to raise money to give students the same opportunities she had while in undergrad.

(713) 743-0196