President’s Report


Dear Alumni and Friends,

I am pleased to share with you our annual President’s Report for St. Joseph’s College — a publication that documents the generosity of our students, faculty, staff, alumni, trustees and friends, as well as the impact giving has on the success of St. Joseph’s.

During the 2018-2019 fiscal year, the College received more than $4.3 million in donations, an increase of $1.3 million over last year’s amount. As illustrated in this report, this funding has had a profound impact on our College, powerfully affecting the lives of our students and faculty members.

Your gifts have allowed our students, such as SJC Long Island freshman Angela Sutton and SJC Brooklyn senior John Gomez, to pursue their dreams of obtaining an outstanding education and embarking on successful and meaningful careers.

Furthermore, your generosity helps us to carry out the College’s deeper mission, to transform lives and the world around us for the better. With your assistance, St. Joseph’s students take part in hundreds of local, national and global community service projects each year.

It is no coincidence that identifying and obtaining the necessary resources to support the mission and goals of the College is one of the key components of our new three-year strategic plan, “Living Our Mission.” I know that you are deeply invested in keeping the transformational character of St. Joseph’s
alive and well in the years to come.

Perhaps because of our continued focus on the education of the whole student, St. Joseph’s College continues to get noticed for its success. For 18 straight years, U.S. News & World Report has included us on its Best Colleges list, taking notice of our expansive program options, small classes, expert faculty and vibrant campus life with clubs, activities and NCAA athletics. Over the last two years, St. Joseph’s has climbed 12 spots on the publication’s Best Regional Universities North ranking.

I am so grateful for your loyalty to St. Joseph’s College and your  commitment to our students and wonderful faculty members. I know that together, we can continue the work the Sisters of St. Joseph began over 100 years ago: to provide our students with the tools (both intellectual and spiritual) necessary to bring meaningful change to our local community and beyond.


Donald R. Boomgaarden, Ph.D.
President, St. Joseph’s College

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