Kennedy returned to his alma mater in 1996 as director of residential life and housing. In 1999, he was made assistant dean of student affairs, and in 2002, he was promoted to associate dean of student affairs.
In 2003, Kennedy was the first member of Pitt-Bradford’s staff to be recognized with the Chancellor’s Award for Staff Excellence in Service to the University, in part due to his work coordinating office relocations during large-scale construction and renovation projects on campus.
He is also active in the Bradford community, serving on the board of directors of the Friendship Table. He is a past president of the Olean-Bradford Area YMCA board of directors and vice president of the Bradford Rotary Club. He is also a volunteer with St. Bernard Catholic Church, Bradford Community Soccer Club and Bradford Little League.
He and his wife, Kara, live in Bradford with their four sons.