Kelli Childre serves as LCU’s Community Relations Officer for the Austin area. Her duties include connecting alumni, friends, and potential students to LCU as well as assisting the departments of University Advancement and Admissions with events and initiatives in the area. She is thrilled to “make Austin blue” and promote LCU!
Kelli and her family relocated to Austin in 2014 after living in Lubbock for 12 years, where she served as LCU’s Director of Public Relations for 9 years. She joined the Lubbock Christian University Public Relations Department in 2005, where her areas of expertise were external relations and event planning. Notable events she has produced include LCU’s 50th Anniversary Celebration, and LCU’s benefit dinner series, “An Evening with…” keynoting General Colin Powell in 2007, former President George W. Bush in 2009, and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in 2011. Other LCU events include a signature athletic event for LCU baseball featuring Josh Hamilton, the Presidential Inauguration for LCU’s sixth president, L. Timothy Perrin, and an event for the LCU Foundation in Midland, TX featuring members of the Duck Dynasty family.
Kelli is a West Texas native growing up in the small rural town of Floydada. Following her graduation from Texas Tech University with her bachelor’s and master’s degrees, she has been in the marketing and public relations field for over 20 years. Starting as an intern with the Texas Department of Agriculture, she resided in the DFW metroplex for 8 years before returning to Lubbock in 2002. During that time she worked for Metromedia Restaurant Corporation in the Bennigan’s marketing department and for Tom Thumb Food and Pharmacy as their Public Relations Manager.
Kelli and her husband, Charles, have two high school kids and are active members at Westover Hills Church of Christ in Austin. They are also involved in the booster clubs for their kids activities in Leander ISD.