UMKC Foundation Leadership

Steven P. Norris, President

Steven P. Norris

Steven P. Norris, president, plays an instrumental role in promoting a greater understanding of and support for the university’s mission, goals and major initiatives, and is responsible for meeting the foundation’s annual fundraising goals.

Norris joined the foundation as its second president in January of 2015 after spending nearly 10 years at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, most recently as executive director for development. Norris oversaw the annual fund, digital fundraising, and planned giving. He was responsible for $50 million annually in fundraising. At UMKC, he oversees the foundation’s $250 million capital campaign, The Campaign for UMKC.

Norris’ fundraising career began in Kansas City as associate director of development for the Salvation Army of Kansas & Western Missouri. He holds a master’s degree in public administration from UMKC.