L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs



Christiana Kennelly

Executive Assistant to Distinguished Faculty

Sherer Hall, Room 411 Phone: (804) 828-4971 Email: kennellyc@vcu.edu


-Building Relationships


Certified Special Ed. - SUNY Brockport (State College/University), Brockport, New York Certification in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention - Cornell University; Ithaca, New York 

AAS., Office Technology; Administrative Assistance; with concentration in Tourism and  Event Management - Finger Lakes Community College; Canandaigua, New York 


Christiana Kennelly comes from a diverse background of experience in the education  field. Before joining the Wilder School, Christiana came to us as the assistant for the  Office of Executive Secretary, Supreme Court of Virginia. Prior to this, she was the  Registrar and Administrative Assistant to the Director and staff at Center 50+ in Salem,  Oregon; a continuing education facility for flourishing older adults and retirees. Most of  her adolescent years were spent in upstate New York – where upon graduating she  worked with the Boards of Cooperative Educational Services, (BOCES) involved in the  education of students with emotional disabilities in the World of Work department.  After obtaining a degree in Administrative Assistance, she managed educational office  environments in higher education at the University of Rochester; Assistant to the  Department Chair of Environmental Sciences, and Assistant for The Harley School (faculty, staff and campus), a nationally recognized, college preparatory school, in  Pittsford, New York. She enjoys the great outdoors, exercise, her family and a good  book.