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Kelly Kerner  

Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations and Executive Director of the UGA Foundation
Office of the Vice President

Development & Alumni Relations
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602



Kelly Kerner joined the University of Georgia in July 2014 as vice president for development and alumni relations. Charged with managing the university’s advancement program, he provides leadership for fundraising, alumni relations, financial and fundraising support services, donor relations and stewardship, special events, and career counseling. He was responsible for directing the $1.45 billion Commit to Georgia Campaign, the most successful comprehensive campaign in UGA’s history. He also serves as the executive director of the UGA Foundation. 

Before joining UGA, Mr. Kerner spent more than two decades in higher education development at Bowdoin College, Bates College, Middlebury College and the University of Portland. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder.