For months, a committee of trustees and University administra-
sidering another athletic path.
conference as academically and athletically successful as the At-
lantic 10 -- one that offers brand-defining national TV exposure
and revenue sources impossible to duplicate in lower Division I
or non-Division I leagues -- is worth the expense of participa-
tion. Roughly 30 percent of St. Bonaventure's enrollment comes
from outside of New York, and the evidence suggests that this
little fish in a big pond benefits greatly from that exposure.
both the club level -- which already involves more than 300 stu-
dents -- and in Division I. That process has already begun by
adding an outdoor track component to the men's and women's
cross country teams, resulting in increased roster sizes -- mean-
ing 10 to 15 more students -- for a sport that operates with low
overhead costs. (Those teams begin competition in 2016-17.)
remain the core mission of this University to attract more stu-
dents, and additional investments in academics and marketing
are needed to grow enrollments.
vestments with athletics planning and investments to maximize
synergies and appropriately leverage the assets of each.
azine, or alumni events to understand our goals, challenges and
those in your social media networks. The power of your Bona
pride can make a significant difference.
gram that involves alumni in student recruitment.
student through our Career and Professional Readiness Center.
among your philanthropic intentions.
of Division I athletics in the Atlantic 10, we need to see increases
in alumni donations to the University. Alumni support is the
lifeblood of small, private colleges.
back -- if not their treasure, then their time, their talents, even
an enthusiastic suggestion to a college-age student to consider
your alma mater.
this remarkable University has been around for 157 years
doesn't assure that it will be around for 157 more. More than
one study has suggested that the number of small, private, reli-
giously affiliated colleges in Western New York is not sustain-
we can to create open and transparent discussion opportunities
so we can leverage the power of our 27,000 alumni in our
strategic actions for the future.
ticipation of the changing world around us. "Think different,"
Apple proclaimed nearly 20 years ago, and we need to do the
same -- all of us.
know that we need you to be part of the solution.
Sr. Margaret Carney, O.S.F., University president
& Robert Daugherty, Board of Trustees chair
houseCoopers. He has served on the
Board since 2007. He served as vice chair
of the Board for the past three years
under Raymond Dee and was chair of the
successful $15 million School of Business
Campaign. Fellow Board officers are:
N.Y., vice president of
tions at Corning Inc. He
mater from 1998 to 2002 and re-
joined the Board in 2006.
dlebury, Conn., vice
president of Global
Sales Transformation at
Colucci is also a Seraphim Legacy
quois Group, Inc. She
served on the Board from
2002 to 2011 and rejoined
in the schools of Business and Jour-
nalism & Mass Communication.