Kelly named Distinguished Citizen by scouts
April 26, 2011Tweet
The Boy Scouts of America Baden-Powell Council will honor Thomas F. Kelly, professor of management, at its 28th Annual Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner on Thursday, May 5. The award is given annually to a member of the community who, through volunteerism, upholds the values set forth in the Scout Oath and Law.
Kelly served the University as dean of the School of Management from 1985 to 1993, before becoming vice president for external affairs. In that role, he oversaw the successful completion of the University’s first comprehensive gifts campaign and growth of the University’s endowment.
He has served as a trustee and chair of the board of The Link Foundation which supports research in energy, simulation and ocean engineering. He is past president of the board of the Broome County Council of Churches and has served on a strategic planning task force for the formation of the new Susquehanna Conference of the United Methodist Church.
Kelly has also volunteered his time as a board member of the Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce, vice chair of the board of the Binghamton Summer Music Festival, trustee of Guthrie Healthcare System, chair of the board of Guthrie Enterprises and as a board member of United Methodist Homes for the Aging. He has also served on several corporate boards in the community.
The Baden-Powell Council serves over 5,700 youth members in 150 different programs in a six-county area around Binghamton. In addition to scouting programs for boys from grade 1 through age 18, the Council operates two co-ed programs: Venturing and Exploring for ages 14-21 and the Learning for Life in-school character/career education program for students in grades K-12.