Leroy E. Kennedy is vice president for Community Affairs and Outreach Programs at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He is responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships between the university and its diverse local constituencies and serves as the university’s primary liaison for community planning and development initiatives. He also coordinates IIT’s administrative and programmatic efforts to work with community, government, corporate, philanthropic and civic organizations.
Kennedy began as IIT’s director of Community Relations in 1989 and went on to serve as assistant vice president for Community Relations and associate vice president of Community Development. Earlier, he held posts with the Metropolitan Planning Council, the Urban League and other organizations. He is an active member of numerous civic, community and governmental boards and associations. Since earning a B.S. in Psychology from Southern Illinois University, he has worked extensively with community groups and government agencies to foster affordable housing, community development and economic empowerment in urban areas.
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