Kelly Gorman is the Director of the Office of Health Promotion at the University at Albany. In this capacity, she leads the University's strategy, resources and programs related to student health and well-being at the population level.
The Office of Health Promotion provides resources and services for the campus of 17,000 students on topics such as sexual violence prevention and survivor support and advocacy, mental health promotion, sexual health promotion, substance misuse prevention, as well as the Collegiate Recovery Program to support students in recovery from addiction. In addition, Gorman also leads the Well-Being Collective, which is tasked with implementing the Okanagan Charter at the University at Albany as a Health Promoting University.
Gorman is currently the Chair-Elect for the Health Promotion Section of the American College Health Association (ACHA), the premier professional development organization for college health in the United States. In addition, she is the co-chair of the ACHA Title IX Response Taskforce, which creates guidance and best practices for universities nationally in implementation of Title IX.
Gorman brings a wide range of experience to her role spanning various functional areas throughout student affairs, Title IX, college health and higher education at small and large private and Ivy League institutions. She completed her undergraduate degree in psychology at William & Mary and completed her master's in public health with a specialization in health promotion at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She is currently a candidate for her doctorate in educational policy, planning and leadership at William & Mary.