Kelly Sparks leads OSU-Cascades' effort to build a campus in Bend.
In collaboration with campus and OSU leadership, Kelly is focused on long range strategic planning, physical infrastructure and the financial health of the branch campus. She transitioned to OSU in 2013 following her role as associate dean for finance and operations at the University of Oregon, School of Law. In her role at the law school, she served students, faculty and staff as the head of finance, human resources, information technology and building operations and maintenance.
Prior to her time in higher education, Kelly was the founding executive director for a non-profit in Washington State. The majority of her career though was spent in the private sector in various strategic planning, project management and financial planning roles at Coach Leatherware, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and ultimately as a vice president for finance and strategic planning at Nordstrom.
She serves on OSU's University Budget Committee.