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Jana Kennelly

  • Alumni & Philanthropy

Senior Director of Philanthropy


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Prior to becoming the Senior Director of Philanthropy for the University of Kentucky College of Engineering, Jana Kennelly was the Assistant Vice President for Development at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). 

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 served 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.

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