Kelly Bartling was appointed Assistant Vice Chancellor for Communications and Community Relations in February 2013. She previously worked in the Office of University Communications at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as News Director (2005-2013) and Senior News Writer and National News Editor (1999-2005). She also served as Director of National News for the Office of the Vice President for External Affairs from 2003-2005. Before joining the staff at UNL, she was managing editor for the York News-Times, news editor for the Kearney Hub, Deputy Director for the Central Interstate Low-Level Radioactive Waste Compact Commission, and a reporter for the Lincoln Star and Beatrice Daily Sun. A native of York, Neb., Bartling attended Kearney State College before completing a bachelor’s degree in news-editorial journalism at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She also holds an M.A. in Marketing, Communication and Advertising from the UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications and has taught courses at UNK, UNL and Nebraska Wesleyan University in public relations, social media, media relations and crisis communication.