Kirsten Burdick

Kirsten Burdick

Director of Executive Affairs and Board Liaison
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Ms. Burdick serves as the primary liaison with the University of Alabama System office and is responsible for coordinating all campus-wide Board of Trustees meeting agenda item submissions.  As the Office of the President’s representative on the university-wide Commencement Committee, she is also responsible for arrangements for special honorees, Trustees and the platform party.

Anthony Hood, Ph.D.

Anthony Hood, Ph.D.

Director of Civic Innovation
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Leveraging his primary appointment in the Collat School of Business, Dr. Hood supports the UAB strategic plan through cross-sector collaborations between UAB and our external partners. His work supports community-based innovations and strategies designed to elevate Birmingham as a premier city in the nation to live, learn, work, play and serve. 

Jane Lucas

Jane Lucas

Executive Assistant to President Ray L. Watts, M.D.
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Ms. Lucas manages the President’s appointments and calendar, prepares correspondence for the President, coordinates the flow of incoming and outgoing communications.

Kim Wellborn

Kim Wellborn

Executive Assistant I
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Ms. Wellborn assists with general office operations and communications.

Emily Wykle

Emily Wykle

Project Director
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Ms. Wykle serves as a liaison between UAB and our community and corporate partners, connecting Birmingham with UAB’s assets and expertise.  She facilitates partnership projects that support UAB’s goal of engaging with the community in meaningful and mutually beneficial collaborations.