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Dec. 2, 2004 • Volume 13 Number7

Thomas J. Keady Jr.

Keady Now a Vice President

Thomas J. Keady Jr., the University's main representative in the neighborhoods of Newton and Boston, at City Hall, and on Beacon and Capitol hills, has been elevated to vice president for governmental and community affairs.

Keady has served since 2002 as associate vice president for governmental and community affairs, tending the University's relations with Boston and Newton as well as with the state and federal levels of government.

"Since he arrived at Boston College, Tom Keady has been a powerful presence on campus with our neighbors and elected officials," said University President William P. Leahy, SJ.

"He has impressed me by how ably he represents the University among so many groups."

Keady said, "I'm thrilled with the promotion by Fr. Leahy and the confidence he has shown in me and my office. I want us to be the best governmental relations and community affairs office in the country. That's our goal."

He previously was vice president of government relations at Northeastern University, where for 15 years he tended to city, state and federal outreach. The Allston native earned his degree in political science from the University of Massachusetts at Boston, and got his start at City Hall as an aide to two Boston city councilors. -Mark Sullivan

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