Kelly Bartling

Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management and Marketing

Office: CMCT 024   |    Phone: (308) 865-8455   |    Email:

Kelly Bartling


Kelly Bartling was appointed vice chancellor for enrollment management and marketing in 2019 after previously serving as assistant vice chancellor for communications and community relations.

A native of York, Nebraska, Bartling attended Kearney State College as a first-generation college student before completing a bachelor’s degree in news-editorial journalism at UNL. She also holds a Master of Arts 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 marketing, public relations, social media, media relations and crisis communication. She also develops and conducts communication training for stadium and large event safety and security.

Prior to joining UNK in 2013, she worked in University Communications at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as news director and senior news writer and national news editor. She also served as director of national news for the NU Office of the Vice President for External Affairs. Before joining the staff at UNL, she was managing editor for the York News-Times, news editor for the Kearney Hub and a reporter for the Lincoln Star and Beatrice Daily Sun.

Enrollment Management and Marketing oversees the strategic enrollment management plan and the Division of Student Affairs, and the offices of Scholarships and Financial Aid, Undergraduate Recruitment and Admissions, Academic Advising and Career Development, Military and Veterans Services, Enrollment Technology Strategies and Communication and Marketing.