Monica Yant Kinney serves as Chief of Staff and Chief Communications Officer. Her portfolio includes Alumni Relations, Development Operations, Design Services, Multimedia Communications, and Media Relations. She also collaborates with the Vice Provost on strategic priorities and campus partnerships. Kinney came to Penn in 2013 after a 20-year career in national journalism culminating as metropolitan columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer. She earned a bachelor’s degree in American Studies from the University of Notre Dame, and a master’s in Organizational Dynamics from Penn. She co-authored the award-winning book, Philadelphia Murals and the Stories They Tell.
Development and Alumni Relations