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Kelly Irby

Payne Center for Leadership Development, Program Coordinator
Symposium Planning Committee


Kelly Irby joined Gonzaga in Fall 2017 as the Program Coordinator in the Payne Center for Leadership Development. She completed her degrees in Secondary Education and Higher Education Administration at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her research focuses on the strengths that first-generation students utilize to succeed in college. Professionally, she has experience as a high school teacher and college counselor in Kansas City, MO and first-year academic advisor at the University of Colorado-Boulder.