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Kelly Cole

Vice-President (External)

Kelly Cole

In her role as Vice-President (External), Kelly works directly with Western's Campaign Executive Committee, senior leadership and the External Relations team as she leads the University's "Be Extraordinary" campaign to achieve its goal of raising $750 million by 2018.

Previously she was the Executive Director of Advancement for the Ivey Business School. She has 23 years of development experience and is recognized as being an innovative leader. She is a strong communicator with a passion for philanthropy.

Prior to joining Ivey, Kelly was senior counsel with The Fundraising Network where she worked with Thames Valley Children Centre, Brescia University College, Orchestra London and the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. Over a four-year period as president and CEO of West Park Healthcare Centre Foundation in Toronto, she led the foundation through a capital campaign, which tripled revenue.

She holds a MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University and an Honors Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo.