Announcing our New Managing Director: Ms. Abigail Kelble

After two and a half years of visionary leadership and creative direction as Program Director, we are thrilled to announce the promotion of Ms. Abigail Kelble to Managing Director of the Millennium Campus Network.

“The past two and a half years as Programs Director have been incredible,” she shares. “It is an absolute honor and joy to support university students as they become a new generation of leaders.”

Abigail meeting with Under Secretary Richard Stengel, Special Advisor Andrew Rabens, and MCN Executive Director Sam Vaghar at the US Department of State in Washington D.C.

Abigail meeting with Under Secretary Richard Stengel, Special Advisor Andrew Rabens, and MCN Executive Director Sam Vaghar at the US Department of State in Washington D.C.

In her new role, Abigail will take on more leadership towards MCN’s programmatic and organizational operations and strategy. “In addition to our strategic and programmatic impact, I'm most looking forward to building out our operational sustainability, to guiding our staff as we all grow, learn, and enjoy our work together, and to finding new ways to promote and celebrate the many talents of young people as they begin their careers advancing global development.”

Since joining MCN, Abigail has been critical to the organization’s programmatic growth, leading the development and implementation of the Millennium Fellowship (now in its third year), the Annual Millennium Campus Conferences, and Global Campaigns (now in their first year). Her leadership has transformed thousands of young leaders and their student organizations. "While the exposure we gained from participating in the MCN Fellowship program assisted in [our organization’s] transformation [ . . .] If it wasn't for the training and mentorship we received from Ms. Kelble, Mbadika would not exist," Millennium Fellowship alumna Netia A. McCray reflects.

Abigail has also been an essential voice in building out MCN’s mission, vision, and philosophy, rooted in her past experiences in the Peace Corps, City Year and beyond. “Abigail is rooted in the realities - the barriers and opportunities - in the work and takes a practical approach to partnering with students, universities, and international institutions,” reflects Board of Directors Chair Alexander Alvanos. "Abigail is one of the boldest leaders in our sector,” adds Executive Director Sam Vaghar. “Over the past two and a half years, she has taught me about the role of social identities in this work and made me more effective as a result. I'm thrilled to see Abigail's influence expand within our organization and growing network."

“As MCN grows its impact across the US and around the globe, world class leadership is critical to our success,” adds Board of Directors Chair Alexander Alvanos. “Abigail is a bold leader whose focus on empowering student leaders is contagious, helping thousands of university students have tangible impact on extreme poverty right now. That is why we are thrilled that Abigail Kelble has been promoted to Managing Director.”

Please join us in congratulating Abigail on her new role!