Darla Kelly


Darla Kelly
  • Graduation Advisor
  • Seniors with last names L-Q, Environmental Studies (students with last names L-Q)
she/hers

Contact Info

Phone:
Strong Hall 109
1450 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045

Biography

"Today is a good day to have a good day."

I chose to work in Higher Education becauseā€¦
I was a student employee for 4 years as an undergrad as well as a graduate assistant and didn't want to leave the college environment! When I moved to Lawrence I knew KU was the only place I wanted to work!

What did you want to be when you were growing up?
A teacher. My mother and grandmother were teachers so I grew up around teachers. I didn't end up pursuing teaching but two sisters did and my other sister and I work in higher ed so among the four of us we have elementary, jr/sr high and college covered!

Advice to college students:
College is full of new opportunities and experiences. While it can be intimidating, take the opportunity to meet new people and make lifelong friends, enroll in a class where you can explore a new subject you weren't exposed to in high school and don't be afraid to ask questions and seek assistance from professors, your advisors and campus offices that are here to help.

Education

B.S. in Psychology, minor in Sociology, Pittsburg State University
M.S. in Technical Teacher Education, Pittsburg State University