Vice Chancellor Institutional Advancement
Patrick Kramer is vice chancellor for Institutional Advancement of the Texas Tech University System and CEO of the Texas Tech Foundation.
Responsible for all philanthropic initiatives of the Texas Tech University System, which has an endowment of more than $1.3 billion, Kramer works with leadership across the system’s four institutions to support fundraising activities at Texas Tech University, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Angelo State University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso. He also serves as an ex officio member of the Texas Tech Alumni Association National Board of Directors.
Previously, Kramer served as senior associate vice chancellor for finance, operations and services for Institutional Advancement where he managed fundraising operations for the Texas Tech University System including annual giving; endowment compliance and stewardship services; database and information services; financial services; general counsel; human resources; and research and prospect management.
Before joining the Texas Tech University System, Kramer was associate vice president of development for operations at the University of Colorado. In this role, he led fundraising programs for major gifts, gift planning, annual giving, marketing and communications during a period of growth that saw annual private contributions increase from $195 million to $375 million. Prior to the University of Colorado’s transition to a university-based advancement program, Kramer was vice president of development for campaigns and operations for the University of Colorado Foundation, where he managed operations and administration of a $1.5 billion philanthropic campaign.
Kramer began his career at Washington State University where he served in development leadership roles for more than 15 years. During his time there, he implemented and directed a comprehensive development program for the university, culminating in a position as associate vice president for university development and constituency programs.
Kramer holds a bachelor’s degree from Washington State University. He and his wife, Jennifer, have two children, Cheyenne and Jackson.