The choice is in: Donohue

After a national search and campus visits from the candidates, the College selected John Donohue to become its vice president for college advancement, according to an email from President R. Barbara Gitenstein.

Gitenstein said that Donohue, who has accepted the College’s offer, will officially begin his career at the college on Monday, Oct. 22, and will have oversight of the College’s alumni relations, fundraising, communications, marketing, major events and government and community relations functions.

Donohue, a graduate of the State University of New York at Oswego who also participated in the Institute for Educational Management at Harvard University most recently served as executive vice president for development at the United Negro College Fund. He also served tenures at Dillard University, the University of Texas at San Antonio, the State University of New York at Stony Brook and the United Way of Long Island, according to the email.

“I was drawn to (the College) by its track record of success and its commitment to providing the highest quality education to its students and service to its alumni,” Donohue told Gitenstein. “It is an honor to join you and your leadership team.”

Donohue was selected for the spot over Kenneth Boyden.