Peter T. Kelly, JD

Peter Kelly, JD - Chief of Staff
Chief of Staff, Interim Director of Social Equity

B.A., Classics - Cornell University

J.D., Law - The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law

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Peter T. Kelly, J.D. was named university chief of staff in 2018 and oversees the Office of the President and serves as interim director of social equity.

Peter arrived at BU from St. Thomas University in Miami, FL, where he served as the assistant dean for alumni relations for its law school as well as the special assistant to the president. As assistant dean, he helped to establish the law school's alumni association, served as the liaison to the law school's Board of Advisors and its alumni council, and was the Title IX coordinator. 

After earning his bachelor's degree in Classics at Cornell University, Peter lived in Guangzhou, China, where he taught English at Guangzhou Peizheng College. 

He earned his law degree from Catholic University's Columbus School of Law, and worked as a law clerk at its Office of General Council. He later served as a legal analyst at the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, Office of Judges Programs, in Washington, D.C.