Profile – Lee Ann Craig

Profile – Lee Ann Craig

Contracts and Purchasing Coordinator
Central Services

My position is responsible for…

Coordinating all contracts and purchasing for the Foundation’s multiple campuses as well as performing other accounting and customer service functions for the Business Office.

To understand what I do, you must…

Must pay attention to detail and not be afraid to ask questions.

I advance the mission of the university by…

Being part of a larger team assisting and helping facilitate the day-to-day operations of the Foundation.

As a kid I wanted to be…

A teacher. The closest I got was teaching (wrangling) two year olds for 10 years.

If I was gifted with a secret power, it would be…

To have my children actually hear me, do what I ask and heed the advice I give.

I start my day with…

A prayer of gratitude and a big cup of coffee.

My bucket list includes…

Building a small camper and traveling to the many beautiful states and national parks across the US.

My theme song is…

“What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong.

I learned the meaning of giving from…

My mom who gives so much of her time and talents and asks for very little in return. I have also learned from working for the Foundation where I see firsthand how the generosity of donors can impact students—my children in this instance. Giving allowed them to achieve their dreams and not focus on insurmountable debt.

Few know that I…

I love outdoor adventures! Tent camping in the fall is one of my favorite things to do, scheduling around UT’s home games of course.