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University of Mobile Announces Administrative Promotions

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MOBILE, Ala. – University of Mobile President Lonnie Burnett announced several administrative promotions effective July 1, 2022.

Brian Boyle has been named vice president for the University of Mobile Office for Advancement.
Administrative Promotions Brain Boyle

He holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration and Master of Arts in theology, both from the University of Mobile. He has received advanced training in philanthropic major gift cultivation at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis. 

Boyle joined UM in 1999 as director of admissions and has served in various roles at the university including assistant vice president of Student Affairs, dean of students, vice president of development, and chief information officer.

He served two terms as president of the Gulf Coast Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, chairman of the Board of Directors for the Hedrick Foundation, and was selected by Alabama Governor Bob Riley as co-chair of the Higher Education Committee, Coastal Recovery Commission. Prior to joining the university, he enjoyed a successful career in retail and commercial banking. 

He and his wife, Amanda (‘90, ‘95), are the parents of Savannah and McKenzie. The Boyles are members of First Baptist Tillman’s Corner.

Larkisha Winbush has been named Chief Information Officer for the University of Mobile.
Administrative Promotions Larkisha Winbush

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems and Master of Business Administration, both from the University of Mobile. Currently, she is a doctoral candidate in the Business Administration and Leadership program at Liberty University with graduation anticipated in December 2022. 

Winbush joined the university in 2006 and has held various IT positions including helpdesk technician, software support specialist and director of information technology. Since 2016, she has served as an adjunct instructor in the university’s Grace Pilot School of Business.

Under her leadership, the university is transitioning from an ERP/database system in use for the past 20 years to a new, user-friendly, cloud-based system that provides a one-stop-shop user platform for faculty, staff and students.

Sally Shouppe has been named Athletic Director for the University of Mobile Athletic Department.
Administrative Promotions Sally Shouppe

In this capacity, Shouppe directs one of the largest athletic programs in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. She joined the UM athletic department in 2007 and has served in a variety of positions, most recently as associate athletic director. She has extensive experience at all levels of administration and budgeting, including managing the Ram Club campaign and overseeing budgets for 21 sports.

Since 2013, Shouppe has served as business manager for the Southern States Athletic Conference. She handled all accounting processes for the practice of her late husband, Phillip L.  Shouppe, DC., over a career that spanned 33 years. She has two children, Clint and Emily, and two grandsons.

The University of Mobile is a Christ-centered university with a vision of “Higher Education for a Higher Purpose,” founded to honor God by equipping students for their future professions in an environment where they are known.


About the University of Mobile

The University of Mobile is a Christ-centered university offering on-campus and online bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in over 75 academic programs. Founded in 1961, the University of Mobile is affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention and is located 10 miles north of Mobile, Alabama on a campus of over 880 acres.

For information about the University of Mobile, areas of study, admissions and more, visit umobile.edu, connect with UM on social media @univofmobile, or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.

About the Author

Kathy Dean

Kathy Dean is assistant vice president for university communications and has helped tell the University of Mobile story since 1993. She is an award-winning public relations professional and former journalist. Her husband and daughter are UM graduates. She loves playing in the yard – planting flowers, picking blueberries, pulling weeds and petting her two mini-schnauzers.