President's Leadership Series Lecture
President's Leadership Series Lecture: "Universities and Business: Partnering for the Knowledge Society"
Monday, November 19, 4:30 pm with reception to follow
Gore Recital Hall, Roselle Center for the Arts (110 Orchard Road, Newark)
The University of Delaware is pleased to present the Inaugural Lecture in the President's Leadership Series featuring Thomas M. Connelly, Jr., Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer, DuPont. This event is free and open to the public. Please register by November 12. Seating is limited.
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About Thomas M. Connelly, Jr.
Mr. Connelly is executive vice president, chief innovation officer and a member of the Office of the Chief Executive at DuPont. He joined DuPont in 1977 as research engineer at the DuPont Experimental Station in Wilmington, Delaware. Dr. Connelly’s current responsibilities include the geographic regions outside the United States; Industrial Biosciences; the Performance Coatings and Materials businesses; Science and Technology; and Integrated Operations, which includes Operations, Sourcing & Logistics and Engineering.
He held a number of technical leadership roles including laboratory director in the United Kingdom and Switzerland. He led a number of major DuPont businesses including Delrin®, Kevlar® and Teflon®, while based in the United States, Europe and Asia. In January 1999 Dr. Connelly was named vice president and general manager - DuPont Fluoroproducts. He was named senior vice president and Chief Science & Technology Officer in September 2001. In June 2006, he was named executive vice president.
Dr. Connelly was born in Toledo, Ohio. He graduated with highest honors from Princeton University with degrees in chemical engineering and economics. As a Winston Churchill Scholar, he received his doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Cambridge. He serves in advisory roles to the U.S. Government and the Republic of Singapore.