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Foyle named vice president for development at UTHealth

HOUSTON – (May 20, 2013) – Kevin J. Foyle, CFRE, a fundraising professional with 20 years of development experience in the Houston community, has been named vice president for development at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

Foyle, who joins UTHealth’s leadership team on June 1, most recently served as the associate vice president for development at Rice University, where he led the $1 billion Centennial Campaign.

“In his new role at UTHealth, Kevin will lead our Office of Development and work closely with the president’s office, the deans and our development board to focus and enhance our fundraising efforts,” said Giuseppe Colasurdo, M.D., president of UTHealth. “I am confident that his leadership and expertise will help us reach new heights in terms of philanthropy, presence in the community and support for our outstanding people and programs.”

Foyle’s extensive experience includes fundraising in both the higher education and health care settings, including The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He also holds leadership roles within the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). A certified fundraising executive (CFRE) since 2000, he is the chairman of the Board of Directors of AFP’s Foundation for Philanthropy and also is a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors for the AFP International Association.

“I am deeply honored to be returning to the University of Texas System and to be associated with Houston's premier comprehensive academic medical institution,” Foyle said. “I am inspired by the vast diversity of research being explored and developed across UTHealth's schools and programs and look forward to making a meaningful impact.  The philanthropic community in Houston will continue to be an integral partner as the institution more fully develops its position as Houston's health university.”

Julius Glickman, chairman of the UTHealth Development Board, said that with Foyle’s leadership, the development team will have continued success.

“With his experience as a fundraiser, his knowledge of the Texas market and his enthusiasm, Kevin will help take UTHealth’s fundraising to the next level,” Glickman said. “We are fortunate to have him leading fundraising initiatives that will keep UTHealth on an upward trend.”

Foyle graduated from Trinity University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and earned his Master of Business Administration at the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

About UTHealth:

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) was established in 1972 as Houston’s health university. The most comprehensive academic health center in The UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, medicine, nursing and public health. UTHealth educates more health care professionals than any health-related institution in the State of Texas and features the nation’s sixth-largest medical school and the highest ranked nursing graduate school in Texas. It also includes a psychiatric hospital and a growing network of clinics throughout the region. The university’s primary teaching hospitals include Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital. For more information, visit


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