Kendra Burris

Associate Vice Chancellor Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Development

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Kendra Burris is associate vice chancellor for development for Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, where she is responsible for fundraising operations across the university’s five campuses located in Lubbock, Dallas, Amarillo, Odessa and Abilene. She also serves as the institution’s vice president for external relations.

Burris began her career in medical philanthropy as a development officer for neuroscience programs with Covenant Health, the largest health care institution in West Texas. She joined Texas Tech in 2008, as development officer for The Burkhart Center for Autism Education & Research at Texas Tech University.

Building on her experience in the health care sector, Burris soon joined Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center as a development officer where she advanced through positions leading fundraising efforts for the Garrison Institute on Aging, the Anita Thigpen Perry School of Nursing and the School of Medicine.

Currently, Burris serves on the advisory board of The Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts and is a member of both the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. She is a 2011 graduate of Leadership Texas, the longest running and most successful women’s leadership development program in the United States.

Burris received her undergraduate degree in agricultural and applied economics from Texas Tech University.