• Director of Development

Suzanne Muchard is the director of development for Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research. Muchard joined the Kinder Institute in January 2022. She has more than 25 years as a fundraising professional and worked closely with executive and faculty leadership, board volunteers and various committees to develop and implement overall fundraising strategies and campaigns. From 1996 to 2020, Suzanne worked at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and secured more than $300 million in funding from individuals, foundations and corporations for key initiatives. Prior to MD Anderson, she worked at the Regis School and United Way.  

She holds a bachelor of science in advertising and public relations from Texas Christian University.