Kelvin Roldan

Roldan-KelvinRoldán is the Chief Institutional Advancement Officer for Hartford Public Schools. An architect of Hartford’s education reform efforts, Kelvin is responsible for raising and coordinating over $80 million in support for the district. He served as a Deputy Majority Leader of the Connecticut House of Representatives, where he was honored to represent the 4th Assembly District. During his tenure as a State Representative, he authored several bills in support of Promise programs. Prior to joining Hartford Public Schools, Kelvin oversaw the policy office for the Mayor of Hartford.
Kelvin serves on the governing bodies of Hartford Youth Scholars Foundation, Hartford Performs, Greater Hartford Arts Council, Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, and the Wadsworth Atheneum. He is a Senior Fellow of the American Leadership Forum, received the  “Top 40 Under 40” distinction by the Hartford Business Journal, and received Middlebury College’s 2006 Distinguished Alumnus Award. In addition, Kelvin devotes his time to la Casa de la Juventud Kelvin Roldán Dávila, a youth center named in his honor in his hometown of Gurabo, Puerto Rico.
Kelvin received a B.A. in Chinese and in political science from Middlebury College, an M.A. in Public Policy from Trinity College, and a Diploma in Advanced Chinese from the Harbin Institute of Technology, China. He attended Giggleswick School in England as an English-Speaking Union Scholar, Avon Old Farms School, Lewis Fox Middle and Wish Elementary Schools in Hartford. He grew up in Hartford’s Stowe Village housing project.