Kelly Sullivan Holland

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Address: 3709 Wembley Lane, Lexington, KY 40515

Phone: (859) 272-2424

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Length of Service on the Board: July 29, 2012 - present

Term Expires: June 30, 2018

Offices/Positions Held on the Board: Secretary, Board of Trustees, 2015-present; Member, Executive Committee; Member, University Athletics Committee (2017); Member, Academic and Student Affairs Committee; Member, Human Resources and University Relations Committee; Member, Finance Committee.

Kelly Sullivan Holland, a native of Danville, earned two degrees from UK (BA '93, MS '98). While attending UK, she was an Otis Singletary Senior Award recipient, Phi Beta Kappa, and Homecoming Queen. She served as President of Chi Omega sorority and secretary of Omicron Delta Kappa.

After graduation, Kelly represented UK as the Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions where she promoted higher education, managed recruitment initiatives and led the University in attracting the best and brightest students.

Kelly is the first alumna to be honored with both the Joseph Burch Young Alumni Award (2004) and the UK Alumni Association's Distinguished Service Award (2010). A Life Member, she began her work with the Alumni Association as an involved young alumna, serving as president of Fayette County Young Alumni and later as president of the Fayette County UK Alumni Club. Her service continued with the Alumni Association Board of Directors for the following 7 years.

She’s a volunteer Director of the Central Kentucky American Heart Association, receiving the Franklin Moosnick Volunteer Service Award (2002). An inductee into UK's Greek Alumni Hall of Fame in 2005, she continues as advisor for UK's Chi Omega chapter, and she serves on several University committees.

For ten years Kelly has been employed by Merck & Co. Inc., where she has been awarded the prestigious Vice President's Club distinction. Currently, she serves as a Lead Executive Customer Representative.

Kelly, her husband, Darin Holland (UK A&S ’93), and son Jacob, are members of the Cathedral of Christ the King and enjoy traveling together and cheering on the Cats.

Updated May 15, 2018 by Web Administrator