Kelly Vongnarath

Academic Success Counselor
Academic Affairs

Kelly is an Academic Success Counselor in the Academic Affairs office. Kelly believes that with the right mindset and hard work, your dreams are possible. Kelly has worked previously as the Advising Coordinator for the College of STEM at University of Arkansas – Fort Smith (UAFS), Director of Upward Bound Math/Science at UAFS, Director of New Student Orientation and Adjunct Professor at Texas A&M University-Commerce, and Campus Visit Coordinator at Northwest Missouri State University.

Kelly was born in Hannibal, Missouri and grew up there as the youngest of three girls. Kelly and her husband Thomas have been married for three years and have a bonus daughter.


  • Northwest Missouri State University – Maryville, MO
  • Bachelor’s in Public Relations (2005) and a Master’s in Higher Education Leadership (2011)

Areas of Expertise/Interest

  • Student Success
  • Advising
  • Traveling
  • Baking
  • Photography
  • Shopping

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