College of The Albemarle (COA) announces the hiring of Kris Burris as Vice President of Student Success and Enrollment Management. Ms. Burris began her employment at COA on Oct. 5, 2020.
Ms. Burris joins COA with a significant background in the South Carolina Technical College System. Previously, Ms. Burris served in a number of positions at Piedmont Technical College in Greenwood, South Carolina including adjunct instructor, director of student support services programs and director of dual enrollment. In her vice president role at COA, Ms. Burris will provide leadership and oversight for admissions and financial aid, student recruitment and engagement, student life and leadership, enrollment services, advising, career services and secondary education.
Ms. Burris earned an educational specialist degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina; a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina; and an Associate in Science from Spartanburg Methodist College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. She is presently seeking a graduate certificate in Higher Education Leadership from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina.
“I am thankful for the opportunity to join the COA family. From the initial contact with the College, I was immediately impressed with its leadership, faculty and staff,” shared Burris. “I look forward to working with our team to develop and implement a strategic plan that will support the current state of the College as well as direct our vision for the future.”