Commencement

Honorary Degree Recipient

Kevin P. Bradley ’84
Executive Vice President and CFO, U.S. Steel

The Montclair State University Board of Trustees has named U.S. Steel Executive Vice President and CFO, alumnus Kevin P. Bradley ’84, as the honorary degree recipient for its May 2019 Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony. Bradley will receive an honorary Doctor of Letters degree on Friday, May 24 at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

“Montclair State was right for me,” says Bradley of his decision to attend the University as an undergraduate. “As I look back now, choosing to attend Montclair State was the single most defining decision in my career.”

“Kevin Bradley, growing up in West Orange and very proud of his blue collar heritage, is the quintessential example of the impact and opportunity afforded by public higher education and the quality of the Montclair State degree,” says Montclair State University President Susan A. Cole.

After earning his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Montclair State in 1984, Bradley embarked on a career that has seen him reach the highest levels of some of America’s top corporations. After a nine-year tenure at AT&T Capital, he moved to GE Capital, where he rose to Senior Vice President and Chief Asset Management Officer of the Vendor Finance Division. In 2005, Bradley joined Terex Corporation. He served as the President of Terex Financial Services and President of Terex Cranes before being named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Corporation in 2013. Bradley joined U. S. Steel in 2017 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and provides financial leadership and oversight for the global enterprise.

“We are extremely grateful for Kevin Bradley’s enthusiastic engagement with the University’s Feliciano School of Business, where he serves on the Advisory Board,” says Cole. “He is an outstanding resource and role model for both students and faculty, and we are pleased to acknowledge both his accomplishments and his contributions to the University with our highest honor.”

“I am humbled and honored to receive this recognition,” says Bradley. “I have been incredibly fortunate, both personally and professionally. With the support of my family and the education Montclair State provided, I have been able to navigate an exciting career across a highly competitive business landscape.“