OBHR program honors John and Jennifer Kelly at annual dinner

This fall, the Department of Management hosted its second annual HR Alumni Dinner in the university’s Student Union.

The program featured two former SHRM presidents who gave attendees insights into the HR profession from both the perspective of a recent graduate and a seasoned HR professional, and recognized two generous individuals, John and Jennifer Kelly. 

John, a retired CHRO, Capital Group, and his wife, Jennifer, have been ongoing supporters of the UNT OBHR program. Their transformative gift in 2015, coupled with their continued financial and professional guidance, has been instrumental in pushing forward an HR-centered initiative to connect students and faculty with alumni and DFW HR professionals.

Thanks to the support of individuals like the Kellys, the HR program was ranked for the first time ever this year, named among the top 20 schools for both best value and highest paid graduates.