Robert Kelly

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Employer: University of Portland

Moved Here from: Baltimore, MD on July 2022

Why did you move here?

Robert D. Kelly, PhD, became the 21st President of the University of Portland on July 1, 2022. He is the first layperson and first person of color to lead UP, a Roman Catholic, Holy Cross institution founded in 1901. Dr. Kelly and his wife, Dr. Bridget Turner Kelly, are the parents of two children.

What is one thing that you need/want from a community right now?

Information and connections for me, my family and of course work.

What kind of civic connection are you interested in making? goal is to get the University of Portland more connected and anchored in the community, making it the University FOR Portland. Personally, I'm looking for connections.