May 18, 2016 | Harrison College
Anderson, Ind. (May 18, 2016) — Harrison College, a nationally accredited, career-focused higher education institution serving more than 3,000 students, recently named Kellie J. Kelley as dean of Academic Affairs for Harrison’s Anderson campus.
As dean, Kelley will provide strategic vision and leadership to the academic affairs staff at the Anderson campus and lead the development of campus faculty.
Before joining Harrison College, Kelley spent more than two decades working for the Madison County Health Department, where she offered health education, behavior change counseling, HIV/STI testing services and support to thousands of residents striving for a healthier life.
“Kelley’s dedication to our community and experience in education supports Harrison’s mission to create a supportive environment that empowers our students to improve their lives through education,” said Arlene Haase, campus president of Harrison College in Anderson.
“I plan to continue my work as a community servant, providing guidance, support and advocacy for the faculty and students of Harrison's Anderson campus,” said Kelley. “My goal is to help develop an educated, confident and prepared group of graduates who are ready to experience a more successful, fulfilling life in the Anderson community.”
Kelley has served on a variety of community boards and committees, including Aspire Indiana Health, Gateway Association, Minority Health Coalition of Madison County and Anderson Community School's Health Advisory Council. She was honored in 2013 and 2015 as an Athena Award nominee and recipient of the Everyday Heroes Community Shining Star Award for her on-going work in responding to emerging health conditions and developing novel intervention strategies.
Kelley earned both her master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Ball State University in the areas of psychology and organizational professional communication development.