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In the News: Aundrea Kelley

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In the News: Aundrea Kelley
Aundrea Kelley

Quincy College recently announced the appointment of Aundrea Kelley as its new vice president for academic affairs

Kelley comes to the college from the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education, where she was deputy commissioner for P-16 Policy and Collaborative Initiatives. The Department of Higher Education serves as staff to the Board of Higher Education, which is the primary coordinating and policy-setting board for the Commonwealth’s public colleges and universities, as well as the licensure agency for independent and out-of-state institutions seeking degree authority in Massachusetts.

As deputy commissioner, Kelley advanced strategic board initiatives through collaborations between public and private higher education, early education and care, elementary and secondary education, government, business and the non-profit sector.

Kelley is well known within the Massachusetts higher education community, having worked at the Department of Higher Education for more than 17 years, including as acting Commissioner for Higher Education. She will begin as vice president for academic affairs at Quincy College on Aug. 26.

Kelley earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology and anthropology from Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from the University of Massachusetts Boston, where she also earned a master’s degree in public policy. She completed doctoral work also in public policy.