Dr. Bruce Epps

Bruce Epps, PhD

Senior Advancement Administrator
& Chief Development Officer 
International Experience: Kenya, USA 




  • Doctor of Philosophy, Leadership & Philanthropy, The Union Institute and University, Cincinnati, OH
  • Master of Science, Corporate Communications, Lindenwood University, St. Charles, MO
  • Bachelor of Religion, Mid-America Nazarene University, Olathe, KS

Doctoral Dissertation

  • Effective Private College Leadership : a Case Study of Strong Charismatic Presidents of Small Private Colleges.

Continuing Education

Seminars Attended: Sponsored by CASE, Council for the Advancement and Support of Education including:

  • The Summer Institute in Educational Fundraising at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire
  • Capital Campaigns in the Small Shop
  • The Annual Fund
  • Major Donor Research
  • Seminars in Major and Planned Gifts with Winton Smith, Esq. as Presenter

Philanthropy Tax Institute with Conrad Teitel, San Francisco, CA


  • Qualified Facilitator of the MBTI, Myers Briggs Type Indicator
  • Qualified Facilitator of the Leadership Report using FIRO-B and the MBTI as well as DISC Profiles.
  • Certified Achieve Global Master Trainer in Leadership, Team Building, and Front Line Management 

Academic Development Experiences 

  • Admissions and Advancement Coordinator, Trinity Christian School, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Director of Development, Lehman College / City University of New York, New York, NY 

Professional Development Experiences 

  • Development Consultant, Hekima Place, Pittsburgh, PA and Nairobi, Kenya
  • Development Strategist, ALARM, Dallas, TX
  • Director of Development, Neema-Hurma Foundation, Dallas, TX
  • So Central Regional Development Director, Huntington's Disease Society, Dallas, TX
  • Director of Development, Good Counsel, Hoboken, NJ
  • Director of Development, Eden Home, New Braunfels, TX
  • Vice President of Development, Volunteers of America of Texas, Dallas, TX
  • Planned Giving Representative, The Salvation Army, Dallas, TX