Kelly Austin

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Associate Vice President for Administration
Office Phone
Office Location
Old Main, 111
111 Old Main
University Park
University Park, PA 16802

Dr. Kelly M. Austin was named associate vice president for administration, Commonwealth Campuses of The Pennsylvania State University in 2017. As associate vice president, Austin provides leadership and supervision in the administrative areas of strategic planning and implementation, budget planning and resource allocations, human resources, marketing, commonwealth campuses intercollegiate athletics and information technology within the Office of the Vice President for Commonwealth Campuses (OVPCC).  Austin assists the Vice President for Commonwealth Campuses/Executive Chancellor with the day to day administration of the 20 Commonwealth Campuses, policy integration, talent management, strategic planning, and funding requests. 

Austin joined Penn State in 2012, serving as Chancellor at Penn State Schuylkill until 2017. Prior to joining Penn State, Austin was vice president of finance and administration at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown from 2008 to 2012. While at Pitt-Johnstown, he also served as vice president of student affairs and director of student union and student activities. Previously, Austin served in multiple roles working directly with students at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida.

He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Slippery Rock University in management and student personnel administration, respectively, his MBA from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and his doctorate in administrative and policy studies from the University of Pittsburgh.