A Pillar of the Community: Martin O’Connor ’76


Photo by Don Hamerman

This might sound cliché, but ever since I first set foot on this campus in the fall of 1972, I have felt like I was where I needed to be. This institution has provided me with measures of satisfaction, opportunity, and joy for which I will be forever grateful. I am passionate about giving back and doing anything I can to help the University and its students who have come to mean so much to me. This is the only place in the world where I, and these students, have the chance to do all of the great things we get to do.

Martin O’Connor ’76, M. Div., J.D.

Martin (Marty) O’Connor ’76, M. Div., J.D., serves as the campus chaplain, faculty advisor for the President’s Public Service Fellowship, and faculty member of the committee on community service at the University of New Haven. O’Connor also served in the New Haven Fire Department for thirty years and retired as chief of the department in 1998. He is a licensed attorney in Connecticut and an ordained deacon in the Archdiocese of Hartford.