Kelly Adams

Assistant Director of Admission: Virtual, Digital, and Collateral Recruitment

Kelly Adams


Kelly Adams was born in Trumbull County and has lived her whole life in Warren, Ohio. She is a graduate of Kent State University with a BA in Family and Consumer Studies. Kelly also has had continuing Education in CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education) through Mercy Health. After graduating from Kent, Kelly worked in mental health for several years, including case management and service coordination through Trumbull County Help Me Grow, before entering into full-time student ministry for almost 14 years. Throughout that time, Kelly also served with Presbyterian Retirement Services as a hospice chaplain and as a chaplain intern at St. Joe’s Hospital in Warren.

Kelly loves working in the Office of Admission and greeting new families as they come to see firsthand the amazing campus we have here at Hiram College. She has been in the Admission Office since November 2017.  Her role in the office is to supervise student workers, plan and implement virtual visit opportunities, update website information as needed, and manage digital and collateral recruitment materials. 


  • B.A., Family and Consumer Studies, Kent State University

Fun Facts

  • Kelly loves all things outdoors from biking and hiking to relaxing by a campfire with her husband Matt and children Brendon, Jonathan and Chloe.
  • Her favorite place to be is at the ocean surrounded by her family, playing in the sand and shelling.