Kelly Rowley joins Advancement Staff


Ms. Kelly Rowley has been selected to be Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations at Seminary of the Southwest beginning December 16, 2015.

Kelly comes to the seminary from Austin’s Sustainable Food Center and has more than 5 years experience in raising annual funds and running call centers and phonathons. She has run successful campaigns for both Oklahoma State University Foundation and Indiana University Foundation.

She is a graduate of University of North Texas where she majored in History with a minor in Women’s Studies. Kelly is working toward a Certificate in Fundraising from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University and toward certification as a fund raising executive (CFRE).

Tara Elgin Holley, vice president for Institutional Advancement, added “Kelly will be a great addition to a strong team; with her experience in institutions of higher education as well as her work in the non-profit world, she brings new energy to an already robust annual fund and an engaged alumni base. With Kelly’s leadership the seminary will continue to build on 10 years of consistent growth in the annual fund and to deepen ties to alums around the U.S. and the world.”