Executive Director of Creative Services
After spearheading communications for the University’s sesquicentennial, Kelly seamlessly transitioned into her role leading Purdue’s creative efforts. She’s been compared to a palm tree for her ability to remain strong, yet flexible amidst the winds of chaotic change.
Passionate about small-town revitalization, Kelly serves on the school board in her hometown of Attica, Indiana, where she’s a frequent attendee at high school sporting events. She’s also a premier cake and cookie decorator who concocts elaborate creations for her kids’ birthday parties.
She finds daily inspiration from the words “Nevertheless She Persisted,” which Kelly had tattooed on her wrist as a reminder when presented with tough situations to take a deep breath and focus on finding a solution.