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Advancement Communications

Rachel Harris

Senior Director of Advancement Communications

Rachel Harris

Rachel oversees the development and implementation of communication strategies, plans, tactics and materials that support the overall advancement goals of the University while also being responsible for the Chancellor’s communications. She and her team provide University-level content development and editing support as appropriate.

Rachel has more than 19 years of professional communications experience with both internal and external audiences. She most recently served as senior manager of corporate communications, community relations and associate engagement for Pier 1 Imports in Fort Worth. In that role, Rachel developed and enhanced communication strategies that promoted Pier 1 Imports’ culture, plus associates’ support and understanding of business priorities, vision and values, and she partnered closely with the president/CEO on communication plans, messaging and community relationships. She also previously held marketing communications positions with Transwestern Commercial Services in Dallas.

Rachel earned a bachelor’s degree in communications and Spanish from Baylor University, graduating magna cum laude.

She currently serves on the board of directors for United Way of Tarrant County.

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Ma’lisa Yost

Assistant Director of Advancement Communications

Ma'lisa Yost

Ma’lisa has more than 30 years of writing, editing and project management experience in the health care, higher education, news and technology fields, with nearly 20 of those years spent at TCU. She first joined the University as its internal communications editor, but left to start her own business. In 2001, she returned to campus and now provides strategic content development and editing support to the loyalty giving, gift planning, donor relations and major donor operations of University Advancement.

Ma’lisa earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of North Texas. She has pursued a master’s degree in art history at TCU and serves on the Church and the Arts Committee at University Christian Church.

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