UGA Names New VP for Development and Alumni Relations

April 10, 2014

Kelly Kerner, who has been senior vice president for development and alumni relations and secretary of the college at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, has been named Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations at the University of Georgia.

The appointment was announced by UGA President Jere W. Morehead on Tuesday.

Kerner’s appointment is effective July 1 following the retirement of longtime UGA administrator Tom Landrum from the position.

Units that report directly to the vice president are development, financial services, alumni relations, special events and the career center.

Kerner was selected as a finalist by a 19-member search committee composed of faculty, staff, student, and alumni representatives following a national search.

Griff Doyle, vice president for government relations, chaired the committee.

In more than two decades in higher education development at Middlebury, Bates and Bowdoin colleges, Kerner has led successful fundraising campaigns, demonstrated success in securing major financial gifts in support of institutional objectives, and led efforts that successfully increased both annual giving and alumni participation rates.