Fairfield University alumnus Kevin Lawlor, a senior executive with decades of experience, will return to his alma mater as executive vice president, effective Aug. 1. University President Jeffrey P. von Arx announced the appointment July 23, following a national search to fill the post.
Lawlor is a 1979 graduate of the Fairfield University business school and a Cheshire resident.
“Mr. Lawlor’s skill and expertise in managing and growing a major multinational corporation — a corporation made up of a number of business units, all with their own unique products and strengths — make him ideally suited to serve his alma mater as executive vice president,” von Arx said. “He will lead the critical task of refreshing the University’s Strategic Plan, working collaboratively to envision and clarify the strategic priorities that will advance the institution. I know that for Mr. Lawlor, the opportunity to serve as executive vice president at Fairfield is a challenge that he has embraced with tremendous enthusiasm and purpose, and with a desire to serve his alma mater to the utmost of his ability.”