All University faculty and staff are invited to wish Laurie Kelley a fond farewell on Friday, December 18, from 2 to 3 p.m., in the Pilot House. Laurie will be leaving her position as vice president of University relations to become president and chief development officer for the Providence Foundations throughout the Oregon region.
She joined the University as director of marketing and communications in October 2006, and has directed many of the University’s signature events including Focus the Nation, the Rise Campaign launch and conclusion ceremonies, the Salute to Heroes, the State of UP, the Pamplin School of Business’ 75th Anniversary, the School of Nursing’s 75th Anniversary, and the Rise for Scholarships Event, which raised over $1.3 million for scholarships. She joined the administration as vice president for University relations in February 2014 after serving in an interim capacity since October 2013.
Prior to coming to UP, Laurie was vice president of marketing and planning at Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB). Please plan to attend and thank Laurie for leaving such a lasting imprint on the University of Portland, whose future and mission have always been near and dear to her heart, not to mention the focus of her boundless energy and enthusiasm.