Kelly Brennan is the vice president for Enrollment Management and Student Success, providing executive leadership to that division of the college. In this role, she oversees student support services, including the offices of Admissions, Registrar, Financial Aid and Services, International Student Services, Student Life, Residential Life, Health Services, Counseling, Disability Services (FIT-able), Athletics and Recreation, and the Educational Opportunity Program.
Brennan has more than 25 years of administrative experience across a broad spectrum of higher education institutions serving traditional-age students and adult learners. A champion of collaborations between academic and student affairs, she has striven throughout her career to ensure that students have the highest quality experiences both inside and outside of the classroom. Her current focus is integrating academic and co-curricular experiences to deliver a holistic educational experience that helps students make the transition from academia to work.
Prior to joining FIT in 2012, Brennan served as the director of enrollment services and student information at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and previously spent 20 years in a variety of roles at the University of Alabama. She has been engaged in many areas of enrollment management and student development, with responsibility for admissions, Greek life, academic advising, internships, and career counseling. She has developed curricula for and taught in freshman-year experience, undergraduate academic success, and service learning courses.
Brennan earned a Bachelor of Arts in history, a Master of Arts in counseling and student development, and a Ph.D. in higher education administration from the University of Alabama.