Former TRN publisher Bivona returns to Wichita Falls to lead Big Brothers Big Sisters

Former TRN publisher Bivona returns to Wichita Falls to lead Big Brothers Big Sisters

Dwayne Bivona, former publisher of the Times Record News, seems to embody the fun mantra, “I wasn’t born in Texas, but I got here as soon as I could.”

And when it comes to Wichita Falls, New York native Bivona chose to come back to a city he grew to love when an ideal opportunity arose.

Bivona, publisher for eight years, recently took the helm at Big Brothers Big Sisters, and already has “big” plans.

“In 2018, we served about 180 kids and made 64 new matches,” Bivona said. “Our goal is to double the number of kids who benefit from an adult mentor by 2022.

“Now that I’m almost up to speed on the organization, my primary focus is to create partnerships between the community and our matches. We have a generous community both with time and treasure,” he continued.

“Members of the community can take the plunge by signing up to be a Big or by sponsoring a matched Big and Little. No money; no mission.”

Bivona stepped into the role after the retirement of long-serving executive director Kem Hogue, and every day he arrives in the office fills him with a sense of excitement and communal purpose.

Read the full article on Times Record News, HERE.