Carnegie Names Kelli Parmley Vice President of Administration

November 7, 2014

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching is pleased to announce the appointment of Kelli Parmley as vice president of administration. She will have a direct role in operationally driving Carnegie’s work in implementing a groundbreaking model of educational research advancing improvements in student learning.

“Kelli’s experience with the issues, challenges, and opportunities associated with work focusing on educational attainment and her deep knowledge and expertise in strategic planning and administrative leadership are perfectly aligned with the needs of the Carnegie Foundation at this time,” said Carnegie President Anthony S. Bryk. “We look forward to the energy and enthusiasm we know she will bring to the position.”

This new position combines responsibilities of the former chief of operations and administrative tasks led by the senior vice president. In this job, she will strengthen goal setting and task execution, and directly impact organizational design for implementation of the Foundation’s programs. She will also provide executive management of the core operations teams, and strategically enhance the Foundation’s operational processes, quality improvement, and infrastructure. Units reporting to her include: Human Resources, Facilities, Finance and Budgeting, Institutional Technology, as well as administration of Office and Events Management.

Parmley comes to Carnegie from the Bridging RVA (formerly Bridging Richmond) program at Virginia Commonwealth University, where she also served as assistant vice provost for institutional effectiveness. She has also worked as a senior policy analyst for the State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO), and numerous other administrative positions in higher education. She holds a master’s in public administration from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University and a bachelor of science degree in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University. She also pursued doctoral studies at the University of Albany.