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Retired Vice President for Student Affairs at Saint Rose Dennis McDonald with Saint Rose's mascot Fear, and Stewart's Shops mascot Flavor

It’s hard to imagine a time when Dennis McDonald was not at Saint Rose. He has worked at the College since 1985, serving as vice president for student affairs since 1995. He has not only helped countless students navigate college life, but also made his mark on policies with significant impact on the campus community.

McDonald earned his bachelor’s degree in religious studies in 1977 and master’s degree in college student personnel in 1991 – both from Saint Rose.

A high-profile but understated administrator, he has had a direct and enduring impact on scores of students. He has shared his vocal talent as a choir member and been involved in many community organizations, including Equinox, Inc. and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

McDonald retired from the College in June to focus on his ministry and spend time with his family, play golf, and travel. Look for details soon on a celebration of McDonald’s career during HOME.COMING & Family Weekend. (We’ll honor retired Director of Athletics and Recreation Cathy Cummings Haker, too.)