Saint Joseph’s College selects new chief advancement officer, VP, Joanne Bean

Joanne BeanJoanne Bean, a development professional with more than two decades of experience in fundraising positions for hospitals, voluntary health care, and independent research institutions, has joined Saint Joseph’s College as its new chief advancement officer and vice president.

Bean’s appointment comes at an exciting time for the institution. Dr. James Dlugos, president of Saint Joseph’s, said: “The College, after a century of preparing educators, nurses, and other professionals for their careers, is excited to work toward its next century of providing a high-quality, contemporary, and comprehensive education to students from Maine, the U.S., and, indeed, the world. To assist in that vision for the College and our students, the College needs a strong, proven advancement leader. We found that in Joanne.”

Prior to joining the College, Bean served as the senior director of development for The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor; the senior director for the American Diabetes Association (Eastern New England); and the director of patient education and community health and development for MaineGeneral Health, a position she held for nearly 15 years.

She earned her RN and BSN degrees in nursing from Gwynedd Mercy College and her MBA from Thomas College.

“The mission of higher education, particularly at Saint Joseph’s College, is a special one,” said Bean. “I look forward to this opportunity to work not only alongside a gifted community of faculty and staff but also to dedicate my time to the advancement of the College’s past, present, and future students.”

May 23, 2014
Contact: David Svenson at 207-893-7723 ·