Leadership

Kelly Spencer, Interim Vice-President (Advancement)

Kelly Spencer leads the university’s Advancement portfolio supporting alumni relations and development activities across all five of the University of Alberta’s campuses. With more than 280,000 alumni located throughout the province and around the world, the advancement team works to support the U of A’s mission and values by engaging its community of alumni, friends and donors in the life of the university.

A proud alumna of the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Kelly joined the Advancement Services department as Associate Director in 2004. Since then, Kelly has held leadership positions in both the Advancement and University Relations portfolios, most recently serving five years as Associate Vice-President University Development and Advancement Services. 

In addition to her university experience, Kelly has held roles in the technology sector including almost 6 years as a manager and consultant for a big four firm where she worked with clients in Canada and the United States to develop operational excellence.