Mo Cotton Kelly

Mo Cotton Kelly

Vice President, Alumni Relations, Marketing and Communications and Annual Giving
University of Connecticut


“Mo,” as she is called by family, friends, and colleagues, leads and works alongside the University of Connecticut Alumni Relations and Marketing staff to engage, connect and solicit more than 280,000 UConn alumni worldwide.

Mo was recruited to join UConn in 2014 and is part of the UConn Foundation Senior Management team charged with engaging alumni, donors and friends in support of UConn. She provides strategic leadership and vision for alumni relations, communications and annual giving while directing the efforts of alumni and volunteers and cultivating development opportunities for the University. Mo is known for her ability to lead across departments while building collaborative relationships to enhance the experiences of staff, students, alumni and friends.

Mo was previously Executive Director of the Bowling Green State University Alumni Association and earlier worked at BGSU as an Admissions Counselor. She holds three degrees from Bowling Green State University: a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Psychology and a Masters of Education. Mo is an active member of the Council for Alumni Association Executives (CAAE) and currently sits on the CASE District 1 Board. She will assume the District 1 Chair in July of 2020.