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Kelly Jackson

Sr. Director of Intergenerational Learning and Program Planning

Kelly Jackson joined Purchase College in 2008 as Director of Continuing Education managing Adult Noncredit Courses and Programs and the summer Youth and Precollege Programs in the Arts. Since that time, she added Online Noncredit Programs and Courses, Summer and Winter Sessions, and Broadview at Purchase College to her programming portfolio.

An advocate for intergenerational and life-long learning opportunities, Kelly works closely with the Multicultural Center, Office for Global Education, Neuberger Museum, Performing Arts Center, and other constituencies across campus to develop and direct a range of options that foster both formal and informal learning, emphasizing interaction among generations in settings designed to encourage these vital and important interchanges.

Originally from Ann Arbor, MI, Kelly graduated from Simmons University (formerly Simmons College) with a BA in Economics and from State University of New York (SUNY) College at Buffalo with an MS in Adult Education. After a college internship at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, she began her career at Mutual of New York (MONY) in the Management Development Program spending year-long rotations in their real estate, securities, staff operations, and pension operations departments, and was ultimately appointed Director, Pensions. She passed the Series 7 – General Securities Representative Exam and participated in the University of Michigan Business School’s Executive Education Management of Managers workshop along the way. She actively participates in the SUNY Association of Special Sessions, CE ([SUNY] Continuing Education) Collaborative, and served on the Executive Board of the Continuing Education Association of New York (CEANY) for five years. She enjoys reading, walking, music, movies, travel, and cheering for the Michigan Wolverines in her spare time.