Interim Vice-President (Advancement) - Development
Andrea Morris leads Development and Advancement Services for the University of Calgary and is one of two interim vice-presidents for Advancement.
Morris joined UCalgary in 2015 to lead Energize: The Campaign for Eyes High, a $1.41-billion philanthropic initiative that closed successfully in June 2020 as the third largest completed fundraising campaign in Canadian history. As associate vice-president (Campaign and Principal Gifts), and later as chief development officer, she led an enthusiastic team of volunteers and staff to mobilize a generous community to invest in UCalgary’s strategic priorities.
Working with faculty, staff and senior leadership, Morris and her teams are responsible for building and stewarding relationships with donors and stakeholders to support UCalgary student experience, advance research and enhance community connections. She has been a leader in its innovation ecosystem, helping to make UCalgary the most entrepreneurial university in the country’s most enterprising city.
Prior to 2015, Morris spent 15 years in development and alumni relations at the University of Alberta. She led the expansion of U of A’s presence in Calgary and was instrumental in the success of its $600-million centenary campaign.
Morris is a frequently called-upon speaker for conferences and professional associations, especially on topics related to leadership and talent-development, campaigns, and university innovation programs.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications from the University of Ottawa.