Keith Hassell

Executive Director

Keith Hassell

Keith joined Sacred Heart in 2019 as Executive Director bringing 10+ years of experience in higher education– focusing on student career-readiness and expanding the quality and quantity of professional opportunities available to students.  Keith was drawn to the innovative and transformational culture of the SHU campus. In 2018, Hassell was included in Fairfield County Business Journal’s “40 Under Forty” listing that recognizes and celebrates rising stars in Fairfield County. Additionally, Keith was one of the founding board members of THRIVE – the Bridgeport Regional Emerging Leaders program, where he accepted the 2016 BRBC Rising Star Leadership Award on behalf of the group.

Hometown: Manalapan, NJ 

Childhood Dream Job: Architect 

Favorite Quote: “Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved”  William Jennings Bryan

Advice for SHU Pioneers: College is one of the most exciting times of your life, enjoy it but make the most of the experience! Don’t leave with any regrets!   

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