(Montpelier) – The Senate Committee on Committees has appointed Kellie B. Campbell of Georgia, Vermont, to serve on the Vermont Commission on Women.
Ms. Campbell is an Associate Director in Information Technology (IT) for Saint Michael’s College, and directs hybrid and online programs for the Accelerated Summer College.
Addressing the Commission’s objective, to advance rights and opportunities for Vermont women, Ms. Campbell said, “We live in an era where our roles of advocacy cannot just be our voices, but our actions through policy and change. Strides have been made, but more work faces us. The chance to carry this work out in my home state, where I was born and raised, is very exciting.”
Ms. Campbell was born and raised in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont where she lived until she pursued higher education. “I was raised by a single mother, and surrounded by women who worked hard to provide for their families and overcame many barriers. They were and are my inspiration to be a voice for others. I also feel the years I lived in the Kingdom, and now just north of Burlington, ground me in just how beautifully diverse Vermont is. We cannot assume the challenges, or opportunities, are the same for women throughout the state.” Ms. Campbell looks forward to learning, listening, and serving.
Ms. Campbell’s volunteer time reflects significant commitment to advancing women in leadership. She is an active committee member of The Boston Club, one of the largest communities of women executives and professional leaders in the Northeast. Focused around the advancement of women to top leadership roles across the private, public and nonprofit sectors, the club, and its members, believe that more women in significant and visible leadership roles will generate better business performance, and strengthen economic health in our communities. Ms. Campbell is also on the Executive Board for Vermont Women in Higher Education (VWHE). This organization’s strategic priorities include providing opportunities for professional development, engaging in an inclusive community of women, and recognizing the successes of women.
Ms. Campbell has a strong background in business, technology, education, leadership and management, completing her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, her Master of Science in Business Management and Administration, and will complete her Doctor of Education, focused in higher education administration, this year.