The Board of Regents is pleased to present a Kudos award to Kelly
Bartling, manager of news in the office of University
Communications at the University of Nebraska‐Lincoln. Kelly has
served in the news department since June 1999 and was
promoted to Manager of News in 2005.
Pictured: Meg Lauerman, Director of University Communications; Kelly Bartling; Chancellor Perlman; Regent Solomon.
During her tenure in News, Kelly has played a leadership role in
handling hundreds of news stories and issues on behalf of the
university. Additionally, she recently earned a Masters degree in
Journalism and Mass Communications and since then has taught
classes in Public Relations. She is well‐respected for her fine work
and writing. Her ‘can‐do’ attitude has resulted in notable progress
for the university in the areas of news media relations, national
news, and in providing training for faculty, staff and
administrators on best practices for conducting media interviews.
Kelly has played a leading role in organizing the Emergency Alert
communications as well as for timely communications such as the
H1N1 Flu outbreak. Kelly works effectively and collaboratively
with UNL administrators, police, faculty and staff, often helping
develop effective message points related to a current situation.
Recently, she led a planning effort to reorganize internal
communications for UNL resulting in savings for the university.
Kelly is a smart, strategic thinker, and she has demonstrated over
more than a decade of service that she is one of UNL’s very finest
Kelly’s guest today is Meg Lauerman, Director of University
Communications. Please join me in thanking Kelly for her
dedication to the University of Nebraska‐Lincoln and to the office
of University Communications.