Kevin Lawlor, ‘79 was named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Fairfield University in 2013. He joined his alma mater in the role of chief executive following more than 25 years in senior executive roles at United Technologies Corporation and serving most recently as Vice President and GM of AAR’s Precision Systems division in Alabama. At UTC he played critical roles in finance, strategic planning, and program management, as well as the integration of multinational corporate units. Lawlor was an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he completed an MBA. He studied strategic cost management at Harvard Business School, undertook Senior Executive Training at the Darden School of the University of Virginia, and received an M.S. in Taxation from the University of New Haven. He is a 1979 graduate of the Fairfield University business school. As Executive Vice President, Mr. Lawlor oversees University operations, including Student Affairs, Enrollment, Institutional Research, IT, Finance, HR, Facilities, Counseling and Pyschological Services, Campus Ministry, Events and Conference Management, and Public Safety.