Harding names new director for charitable estate planning

Photograph of Ken Bissell
Ken Bissell

The Harding University Office of Advancement has appointed Ken Bissell as the new director for Charitable Estate Planning effective Feb. 1. In this role, Bissell will direct efforts to market the program and support donors through the planning process.

“Ken has the strengths we need to successfully lead this important aspect of the Advancement Office,” said Bryan Burks, vice president of University Advancement. “His background in marketing and strategic planning combined with his appreciation of our donors will be an excellent fit. Through his many years as a gift officer, he has been involved in numerous estate gifts and various gift instruments offered and supported through this office. Under Ken’s leadership, we will follow best practices by utilizing external attorneys when necessary to support the more complex legal estate plans and instruments to best support our donors.”

Bissell has served as senior advancement officer supporting Harding alumni and friends in Texas and the southeastern United States since 2011. Before coming to Harding he spent 21 years in corporate communications and marketing with Acxiom, Dell Inc. and Lexmark International. Bissell received his Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Harding University.

To learn more about the Office of Advancement or how you can become involved, visit harding.edu/advancement or call 501-279-4312.