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Kelly Brennan

Kelly Brennan, EdD

Dr. Kelly Brennan has been working in higher education and philanthropy for more than 15 years. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and was a member of Phi Sigma Sigma Fraternity at Iona College. She completed a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration and a Certificate in Fundraising Management at New York University, and earned a doctorate in Executive Leadership from St. John Fisher College. Dr. Brennan’s dissertation research focused on management practices of executive leaders in Advancement as well as the relationship universities have with their alumni.

Most recently she served as the Associate Vice President of College Advancement at the College of New Rochelle (CNR), where she worked for eight years. Dr. Brennan’s philanthropic experience includes oversight of alumni relations, annual fund, database services and technology, special events, prospect management, research, strategic planning, outcomes evaluation and assessment, and volunteer management. Outside of the development area, she has experience working in academic advising, financial affairs, fraternity and sorority life, residence life and housing, and student activities.


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