Dr. Matthew Kenney Named Assistant Vice President for Mission and Catholic Identity

Dr.Matthew Kenney

Dr. Matthew Kenney

News Story: January 1, 2011

Dr. Matthew Kenney has been named Assistant Vice President for Mission and Catholic Identity.  In this role, he will be responsible for establishing signature events directly connected with the office as well as transmitting and facilitating key communication around mission and identity.  He will be actively engaged in Faculty Conversations on the Catholic Intellectual Tradition and the Presidential Seminar on the CIT.  Dr. Kenney will also supervise the Office of Volunteer Programs and coordinate efforts with the Office of Campus Ministry.   He will continue to work on the development of the University Strategic Plan and direct the University’s Commencement Exercises. 
Prior to assuming this new role, Dr. Kenney served as executive assistant to the President.  He teaches Bioethics and Introduction to the Study of Religion in the University’s Theology and Religious Studies Department.  He is chair of the Education Subcommittee of the Institutional Ethics Committee at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, Connecticut.  He received his doctorate in Systematic Theology from Duquesne University, with a certification in clinical health care ethics from the University’s Center for Health Care Ethics.