Selected Speeches and Remarks
A national leader in student affairs and higher education administration, Dr. Conneely shares his vision for Notre Dame of Maryland University.
Giving his first commencement address, Dr. Conneely urges students to "trust and dare" to become leaders for change.
- Commencement 2013 Address (May 25, 2013)
On Notre Dame Day, Dr. Conneely reflects on the enduring and loving legacy of our foundress, Mother Theresa Gerhardinger.
- Notre Dame Day Address (February 7, 2013)
Responding to the decision by Wilson College to begin admitting men to it's full time undergraduate programs, Dr. Conneely offers a model for the future of women's colleges.
- There Remains a Place for Women’s Colleges (Letter to the Editor of the Chronicle of Higher Education, January 28, 2013)
In a Catholic Review guest column, Dr. Conneely and Sr. Kathleen Cornell write of the fundamental right of young women everywhere to be educated and the enduring power of education to transform lives.
- Breaking Down Barriers to Women's Education (December 27, 2012)
Dr. Conneely recaps recent campus events and student accomplishments in his fall letter to parents, students, graduates and friends of Notre Dame.
- REVIEW Fall/Winter 2012 (December 2012)
Dr. Conneely addressed the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers and shared his vision for Notre Dame's future.
- Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers: Trailblazers (November 14, 2012)
Reflecting on the attempted murder of Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, Dr. Conneely and Sr. Kathleen Cornell, SSND, remind us that the education of women can never be taken for granted.
- Malala Yousafzai Attack Shows the Need to Keep Pushing for Women's Education (Letter to the Editor of The Sun, October 22, 2012)
Dr. Conneely presided at Honors Convocation, where new students recited the Honor Pledge for the first time and distinguished alumnae were recognized.
Honors Convocation Address to Students and Families (September 22, 2012)
At groundbreaking for Notre Dame's new $15 million, 36,500 square foot academic building, Dr. Conneely highlighted Notre Dame's unique role in teacher and nurse education.
Academic Building Groundbreaking Ceremony (September 12, 2012)
Students of the Renaissance Institute, the University's lifelong learning program for adults 50 and over, hosted Dr. Conneely for a special question and answer session.
Renaissance Institute: Meet the President (September 11, 2012)
In a letter to USA Today, Dr. Conneely wrote of the continuing importance of women's colleges in higher education.
A Model for Women's Colleges (Letter to the Editor of USA Today, September 10. 2012)