In his role as Executive Vice President of Operations at Kean University, Dr. Connelly is responsible for the operation of the divisions of financial services, computer services, facilities maintenance, campus planning, campus safety, and human resources for 13,000 students and 1,200 employees at the university. Dr. Connelly also has extensive experience overseeing the operations of municipal governments. Prior to his role at Kean, Dr. Connelly was the Business Administrator for the City of Elizabeth, overseeing a budget in excess of $140 million and labor negotiations with 14 labor unions representing 1,200 employees who provide services to over 120,000 residents. He has also worked for the City of Bayonne and Fordham University in both business and financial management positions. Dr. Connelly obtained his BA in Accounting from Rutgers University and his MBA in Finance from Fordham University.