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Email address : pconnell@wku.edu.cn

Phone number : 0577-55870801

Mr. Philip Connelly joined Kean University in 2002 as the Vice President of Administration and Finance, and has now become the Executive Vice President of Operations. He has his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Rutgers University and a master’s degree in finance from Fordham University. Mr. Connelly’s prior experience as a business administrator was responsible for the day to day municipal government operations for the large New Jersey cities of Bayonne and Elizabeth.

As the Executive Vice President for Operations, he serves as the University’s chief financial officer, its chief labor negotiator and head of the Division of Administration and Finance. In this role,
the Executive Vice President is responsible for ensuring the efficiency and the quality of day-to-day operations of the University, including but not limited to the strength and integrity of University finances; the quality and efficiency of its personnel; the safety, expansion, upkeep and modernization of campus facilities; and, the security of all students and campus facilities.

The Executive Vice President for Operations oversees all campus computer and information systems, as well as key university departments that support the success and continued expansion of our thriving student population—Admissions, the Registrar’s Office, Financial Aid, and Student Accounting.

Additionally, the Executive Vice President for Operations oversees the University’s Division III Athletics programs, along with all student athletic programs and the facilities that support
such programs.