Dean Smith Introduces Joe Hanrahan, Director of Development

Interim Dean of Engineering Erling Smith named Joseph Hanrahan as the new Director of Development for the School of Engineering. Mr. Hanrahan joins the School as Director of Development following a 15-year career with Cheshire Academy, Cheshire, CT, a private boarding and college prep school.

Mr. Hanrahan received a B.A. in Secondary Education/Social Studies from the State University of New York – Fredonia in 1987, and a M.A. in History from Providence College in 1990. He is currently pursuing an executive MBA at UConn. At Cheshire Academy, he taught history, including U.S. History for International Students, World History and advanced electives in war and military subjects. He also served as Dean of Student Affairs, Director of Enrollment Management, Dean of Residential Life and Director of Summer Programs, Alumni Development Major Gifts Officer. As Director of Alumni & Development, Mr. Hanrahan devised capital campaign projects; developed and implemented an integrated plan for gift support; served as a liaison with the Academy’s Head, Board Chair and Alumni Association president; and managed the school’s top 300 prospects.

He succeeds former Engineering Director of Development William Kissick, who left Connecticut for a new position in New Hampshire.

Mr. Hanrahan and his wife, Jane, have four children. The School of Engineering is pleased to welcome him as Director of Development and looks forward to working with him to strengthen the endowments of the School.

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