The Academy has named Kevin P. Lawlor to the Sacred Heart Academy Advisory Council for a three-year term.
Kevin is executive vice president and chief operating officer at Fairfield University where he oversees the operations of the University, including Student Life, Enrollment, Finance, Information Technology Services, Public Safety, Facilities Management, Auxiliary Services, Conference and Event Management, Legal Affairs, Human Resources, and Institutional Research. Since his arrival at Fairfield, he has led the development and implementation of the Fairfield 2020 strategic plan and the associated campus master plan. Mr. Lawlor has also been instrumental in restructuring and strengthening Fairfield’s financial posture.
Prior to joining the University, Kevin spent more than thirty years in senior executive roles at United Technologies Corporation, AAR Corporation, and RBC Bearings serving most recently as vice president and GM of AAR's Precision Systems division. At UTC he played critical roles in finance, strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, and program management, as well as the integration of multinational corporate units.
After graduating from Fairfield University in 1979 with a BS in accounting from the Dolan School of Business, he earned an MS in taxation from the University of New Haven. He was subsequently named an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he received an MBA, and has studied strategic cost management at the Harvard Business School and senior executive training at the Darden School of the University of Virginia.
Kevin has served as chair of the board of St. Bridget’s Catholic School in Cheshire and currently chairs the Education Commission for the Diocese of Bridgeport.He and his wife, Marianne, have four daughters Emma, Rachel ’13, Abbey ’15, and Hannah.
We wish Kevin a rewarding and productive tenure on the Council.