Tom Kennedy is an internationally recognized leader in higher education with more than 50 years of experience, both in the classroom and in executive leadership roles. Tom has consulted with over 100 U.S.- based and international colleges and universities and specializes in accelerated and online delivery of adult education.
Tom’s higher education leadership includes the establishing of the non-profit organization New Ventures of Regis University and as founder of the Online Consortium of Independent Colleges and Universities (OCICU), where he was responsible for the development of online academic consortiums with more than 80 colleges and universities. His proficiencies include management of student affairs, athletics, development, and collaborative partnerships.
By working closely with organizations such as the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC), the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU) and the Association for Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU), Tom is entrenched within the culture and challenges of private education. He has facilitated corporate partnerships with AT&T, Coors, Federal Express, and StorageTek. He has served in diverse roles, including board chair, president, vice president, dean, coach, and faculty member.