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Adult education educator

William Wesley Connellan, American adult education educator.


Connellan, William Wesley was born on April 25, 1945 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of Thomas Kennedy and Florence Irene Connellan.


Bachelor, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan, 1967. Master of Arts, University Michigan, 1971. Doctor of Philosophy, University Michigan, 1981.


Reporter Detroit News, 1965-1970. Acting vice president, associate provost, director public relations, vice provost, professor Oakland University, since 1970. Senior vice president Detroit Metro.

Convention Visiting Bureau, 2002—2004. Visiting scholar University Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1987, Harvard University, 1999-2000. Participant Institute for Education Management, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1993.


Member executive committee Metropolitan Detroit Convention and Visitors Bureau, 1979-2001, chair, 1999-2000. Member Rochester Hills (Michigan) Building Authority, 1981-1997. Member Avon Township Charter Commission, Rochester Hills, 1982-1984.

Active Habitat for Humanity, Rochester Downtown Development Authority, since 2003. Board directors Rochester Regional Chamber, since 2004.


  • Other Interests

    International research projects, recreational sports.


Married Mary Emma Solonika Simms, August 17, 1969 (divorced January 1979). 1 child, Brian Patrick. Married Catherine Joanne Marine, October 12, 1985 (divorced December 2000).

Thomas Kennedy

Florence Irene Connellan

Mary Emma Solonika Simms

Catherine Joanne Marine

Brian Patrick Connellan