President’s Report


Dear Alumni and Friends,

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

During the 2017-2018 fiscal year, the College received more than $2.7 million in donations. As illustrated in this report, that funding has profound and long-lasting effects on St. Joseph’s.

These philanthropic efforts enable qualified individuals — such as SJC Brooklyn’s Valentina Velez Valencia and SJC Long Island’s Jayvid Parra, the mathematics majors and student-athletes featured in this report — to pursue their dreams of obtaining an outstanding education and then embarking on successful and meaningful careers.

Your donations also allow our campuses to continue making physical enhancements and important upgrades in technology. Additionally, a gift from the Class of 1958 offset the cost of installing new playground equipment at the Dillon Center, the College’s onsite preschool at SJC Brooklyn.

Furthermore, your generosity assists us immensely in carrying out the service pillar of our mission — making it possible for St. Joseph’s students to participate in hundreds of local, national and global community service projects throughout the year.

The success of St. Joseph’s College has not gone unnoticed. For 17 consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has considered St. Joseph’s to be among the top colleges of the Northeast, based on such key factors as graduation and retention rate, faculty resources and selectivity. We are also among the highest-ranked institutions on Washington Monthly’s 2018 list of “Best Bang for the Buck” colleges and universities in the North.

Since my arrival at St. Joseph’s in July 2017, it has become increasingly clear that our College community is comprised of people dedicated to the betterment of the College and the world. Thank you for your loyalty to St. Joseph’s College and for being so committed to our students. Your support is a vital component of our success.


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

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