After moving back to New Jersey in 2003, Kevin Walsh, B.A. 1985, wanted to reconnect to his alma mater. When an opportunity to join the Catholic University Alumni Association Board of Governors presented itself, he thought it was a perfect avenue to impact the future of the University. As a member, he makes an annual gift to The Fund for Catholic University to support the University’s highest priorities.
“In part, it’s because of my gratitude for my alma mater. But, perhaps, more so because I know the caliber of students who graduate from Catholic University. Those are the students who will help shape our nation's future.”– Kevin Walsh, B.A. 1985
During his years as an undergraduate, Walsh studied financial management, which he said laid the foundation for his career in the financial services industry. Currently, he is a head equity trader for a mutual fund company on Wall Street.
“There wasn’t one defining moment during my time at Catholic University that I remember more fondly than another. For me, it’s the life-long close friends that I made while there, along with the dynamic environment of going to college in Washington, D.C.”
Walsh is excited for the direction in which the University is heading. He specifically mentioned his admiration for the campus development over the last five years under the leadership of President John Garvey.
“The beautification projects are transforming the campus — from the common gathering areas to the classrooms — and making Catholic University a place that will attract more bright minds,” Walsh said. “The development on campus — as well as Monroe Street and the larger Brookland area — truly are great advancements that I’m always excited to see when I’m back on campus.”