Office of Institutional Advancement Announces Office Restructure

Senior Director of Development and Director of Alumni Relations Named

Release Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Vice President of Institutional Advancement Ken Hicks announced the appointment of Patricia Canning as the Senior Director of Development and Catherine Quinn as the Director of Alumni Relations, both appointments effective immediately.  


In her new position, Pat will manage a portfolio of donors and prospective donors as well as provide oversight for prospect management and prospect identification. Pat will also provide coordination for the operation of the Aspire. Believe. Commit. campaign that will include a campaign newsletter and campaign Web site.

In her previous role at the College, Pat has served as the Director of Alumni Relations since 2006. Vice president Ken Hicks commented, “Pat, as you all know, is a person of many talents. Her skills as the Director of Alumni Relations were invaluable not only to the alumni board but to the program. She brought the alumni office into a new era. We were able to move the program from an events-driven operation to one that helped advance the needs of the institution. Reunions were enhanced over her tenure as well as other opportunities were created to engage alumni in the life of the College. Pat’s tireless efforts now positions us to move ever forward in the alumni relations arena. Please join me in congratulating Pat on her new role and thanking her for her outstanding service as the Director of the Alumni Relations.”

A staff member of Institutional Advancement since 1998, Catherine Quinn will serve as the new Director of Alumni Relations. In this position, Cathy will provide oversight of all aspects of the alumni program at the College and the Alumni Association Board of Directors. She will also continue to work with a small portfolio of donors and prospective donors. “For those who do not know her, please know she will bring to her new role much enthusiasm and her own style,” said Ken Hicks. “Cathy has been associated with the College for many years and already knows many alumni. Her association with Pat will allow her transition into this position to be quick and smooth, and build on the wonderful program Pat developed. Please join me in welcoming Cathy to her new role as the Director of Alumni Relations.”