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Overley Named Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement

Kelly Overley

Dr. Kelly Overley was named Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement. 

October 11, 2007 | Written by Michelle Hougland

Texas Tech University System Chancellor Kent Hance announced today the hiring of Dr. Kelly Overley as the Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement.

Overley previously served as Senior Director of Development for the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso.

“My goal is to raise more money than ever for scholarships, faculty recruitment and infrastructure. To accomplish that, we need someone with talent and enthusiasm to take on the leadership of Institutional Advancement. There is no doubt Dr. Overley is that person and we are excited to have her join our team,” Chancellor Hance said.

As the director of the Infinity Capital Campaign in El Paso, Overley has secured more than $80 million in under two years from El Paso donors. She was instrumental in recently obtaining the largest-ever gift to the Texas Tech University System, a $50 million pledge from Paul L. Foster, President and CEO of Western Refining, Inc.

“I am so proud of this opportunity and very grateful to Chancellor Hance and the Board of Regents for entrusting me with the position. I attended Texas Tech with my sisters and I am happy to be coming home,” Overley said. “We have a lot of work ahead of us and I am ready to get started.”

Overley earned her doctorate in 2006 from the University of Texas at El Paso. She holds a master’s degree in educational administration from UTEP and a bachelor of arts in public relations from Texas Tech University.

She is a member of the Junior League of El Paso where she served on the Board and Council. She is a 2006 graduate of Leadership Texas and an advisory board member for the Regional Economic Development Corporation in El Paso. In 2007, she received the Top Producer Award from the Texas Tech University System Office of Institutional Advancement.

Overley worked as a major gifts officer with the University of Texas at El Paso and was the Director of Development for Saint Clement’s Episcopal Parish School in El Paso prior to joining Texas Tech in 2003.