Office of the President

Yvonne Burns

Executive Assistant to the President

Ms. Burns joined the University of the Incarnate Word in 2012 as Executive Assistant to the President.  Ms. Burns serves as liaison between the president and various internal and external constituencies of UIW, including the Board of Trustees and the university’s sponsoring congregation, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word.

Ms. Burns was at CPS Energy for 11 years prior to joining UIW.  She worked in a variety of administrative positions at CPS, including serving as public policy project coordinator to company executives.

Ms. Burns is a past member of the International Association of Administrative Professionals.  She was also Vice President of the PTA at the Kate Schenck Elementary School, which is part of the San Antonio Independent School District.  

A native of San Antonio, Ms. Burns is a graduate of Blessed Sacrament Academy.  She’s currently enrolled at Texas State University where she is pursuing a Bachelor’s in Public Administration with a concentration in Business Management.  However, she plans on transferring to UIW in the near future in order to complete her studies.  

Ms. Burns enjoys outdoor activities and spending family time with her daughter, Calista. 


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