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Jana Kennelly Named Senior Director of Philanthropy

Jana Kennelly, assistant vice president for development at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), has been named senior director of philanthropy for the University of Kentucky College of Engineering. She will begin her responsibilities April 1.

An advancement professional with progressive leadership and management experience, Kennelly has consistently demonstrated an ability to drive comprehensive development programs. She worked with several units within UTSA to raise funds for the university’s first comprehensive capital campaign that raised $202 Million. Kennelly serves as director of development in UTSA’s College of Engineering for three years before promotions led her to become assistant vice president for development for the whole institution.

“Jana brings a broad range of experience and expertise that will blend well with our College Philanthropy and Alumni Team and allow her to be an important contributor in the University Office,” said UK College of Engineering dean Rudy Buchheit.

Prior to joining UTSA in 2006, Kennelly spent eight years at the National FFA Foundation in Indianapolis, Indiana.