Vice President Institutional Advancement
Andrea Tawney is associate vice chancellor for Institutional Advancement at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, where she is responsible for fundraising operations for the institution.
Before joining TTUHSC El Paso, Tawney served as vice president for University Advancement for New Mexico State University and president of the New Mexico State University Foundation. Under her leadership, the foundation launched the most ambitious cash campaign in the NMSU system’s history, with a goal of raising $125 million. Within five years, her team raised more than $100 million in cash and pledges and set record fundraising marks for two consecutive years. In 2016, she was named one of Albuquerque Business First’s 40 under Forty for her professional achievements, leadership, contributions to the community and impact in New Mexico.
Having worked in higher education for more than 15 years, Tawney previously served as director of development for Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center’s School of Nursing and School of Health in Lubbock, Texas. She also served four years of active duty in the U.S. Air Force.
Tawney holds a doctorate in higher education studies from Texas Tech University and received her master’s degree in education and a undergraduate degree in justice systems, policy and planning from Northern Arizona University. Her husband, James, is also a Texas Tech University alumnus with a law degree from the institution. The Tawneys have two daughters, Mila and Nina.