As a student, Robin McAleese
’93, M ’95 benefited from the generosity
of donors. Now acting as the major gift officer at SUNY
Oswego she has a chance to offer similar opportunities
for future students and help enhance the campus.
Robin McAleese ’93,
M ’95 recently
joined SUNY Oswego’s development team as
the major gift officer.
Development has always been an interest for McAleese,
since she received multiple awards and scholarships
as a student. A SUNY Oswego employee for more than a
decade, she began her career in Student Affairs as a
graduate student and worked there for several years.
She knew that she would eventually get into development.
“I feel like I’m coming home,” she
Since starting her new position in April, McAleese hopes
to maintain a strong relationship with students while
changing her focus. “I’m switching constituencies
and telling alumni, as opposed to students, how wonderful
our campus is and asking them for support,” she
Working as the major gift officer she will be responsible
for building relationships and interacting with current
and potential donors to continue the success of The
Campaign for Oswego.
“I will build relationships with alumni donors
and help connect them back to campus, help them find
ways to support what is going on here,” McAleese
said. “It [the campaign] ensures that Oswego State
will go on and on and on. It will ensure that our students
will always have a place to learn and grow. This campaign
helps provide a legacy for Oswego State and its students.”
McAleese has played a major role on Oswego’s campus,
in her previous work with Student Affairs. She spent
12 years coordinating the Sheldon Leadership Program
and five years coordinating the program for first year
Presidential Scholars. She was the director of orientation
for eight years, and held the position of program coordinator
at Johnson Hall for the First Year Residential Experience.
She takes her new role on campus as major gift officer
very seriously and is excited to meet many new alumni
along the way.
“I am looking forward to meeting alumni and hearing
stories about where their Oswego degrees have taken
them,” she said.
—Jennifer Tordy ’07
To May 2007 E-Newsletter