Higher Ed

Montclair State to Bestow Honorary Degrees to Izzo and Bradley

The Montclair State University Board of Trustees will bestow honorary degrees to two leading business executives: Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PSEG) Chairman, President and CEO Ralph Izzo; and U.S. Steel Executive Vice President and CFO, Kevin P. Bradley, an alumnus of the university.

Izzo will receive an honorary Doctor of Science degree on May 21 during the Montclair University Graduate School Commencement ceremony at the New Jersey Perfoming Arts Center in Newark.

Bradley will receive an honorary Doctor of Letters degree at the Undergraduate Commencement ceremony at the Prudential Center, Newark, on May 24.

“Ralph Izzo’s distinguished career has had an important impact on the energy industry and New Jersey’s communities,” says Montclair State University President Susan A. Cole. “Montclair State University’s partnership with PSEG has long been among the institution’s most fruitful, and we are pleased to honor Ralph, for both his professional achievements and PSEG’s legacy at the University.”

“It is an honor to take part in Montclair State University’s Graduate School Commencement ceremony and to participate in this very special event,” Izzo says. “PSEG has been a longtime supporter of Montclair State’s educational mission, respecting its commitment to preparing New Jersey’s next generation of innovators, educators and leaders.”

Since joining PSEG in 1992, Izzo has held several executive positions within PSEG’s family of companies en route to his current role as chairman, president and CEO, including PSEG senior vice president – Utility Operations; PSEG vice president – Appliance Service; PSEG vice president – Corporate Planning; and PSEG vice president – Electric Ventures.

Bradley, in his decision to attend the university as an undergraduate, says, “As I look back now, choosing to attend Montclair State was the single most defining decision in my career. I am humbled and honored to receive this recognition. 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.”

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.

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