Kendra Burris

Kendra develops tailored leadership advisory solutions that unleash potential, elevate performance, and advance mission-critical initiatives.

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Kendra partners with clients across industries to identify and assess forward-thinking human resource officers. Based in Dallas, she brings over fifteen years of experience in leadership and board advisory, change management, and stakeholder engagement for large-scale universities. She works closely with her clients, bringing a results-oriented mindset to achieve goals, advising them through strategic planning and talent development.  

Previously, Kendra was the chief operating officer, deputy chancellor, and executive chief of staff at Texas Tech University System. In these roles, she led organizational and personnel restructuring, responsible for the strategic growth goals and oversaw large scale initiatives to establish effective and efficient operations. She also served in various senior-level roles for the TTU Health Sciences Center, where she was accountable for communications and marketing, crisis management, governmental relations and engaged diverse stakeholders for institutional advancement. She began her career with Covenant Health System and Syngenta Ag Products.

“The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.” – Vince Lombardi

Kendra holds a BS in agricultural economics and an MBA from Texas Tech University.
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