PresenterPhotoDr. Kenneth Kelly is the Director of the Basic Needs and the Women’s and Gender Equity Center at California State University, Long Beach.

In this role he coordinates and supervises the Basic Needs and Women’s and Gender Equity Services departments. Those departments include Student Emergency Intervention and Wellness, Beach Bites and Feed a Need programs and oversees the accommodation of pregnant and parenting students.  He directs the SB85, SNAP ED and CalFresh Grant Programs for students with food and home insecurities. Prior to that role he served as the Associate Dean of Students.

His 38-year career has allowed him to serve in a variety of roles from Title IX Coordinator, Orientation and Advising, Parent and Family programs, Residential Life, Student Activities and Judicial Affairs. He also teaches several courses and has written and co-written several publications.   An avid volunteer in NASPA earned him the distinguished honors of NASPA Foundation Pillar of the Profession, the Fred Turner Award and NASPA Region VI Mid-Level Student Affairs Professional Award.

Dr. Kelly earned his Ed.D. from California State University, Long Beach, his M.S.Ed. at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles and his B.S.  Westfield State University, Westfield, MA.