Cabrini College named Sharon Kerrigan Loman the new vice president of Institutional Advancement. Loman began her new position at Cabrini on Aug. 31.
The goal of the Institutional Advancement office at Cabrini College is to build relationships and raise money for the college.
“This means knowing what faculty and students are doing, understanding the needs of Cabrini, communicating this to donors and asking for their financial support,” Loman said.
The office also works with alumni to keep them involved and updated as to what is going on around Cabrini’s campus.
Loman received her undergraduate degree from Iona College in New Rochelle, N.Y. She majored in psychology and minored in criminal justice. Following her undergraduate studies, Loman received her master’s degree in business from Columbia University in New York City, N.Y.
Loman has been involved with this line of work for over 20 years. Her most recent position before coming to Cabrini College was vice president for Development and Alumni Affairs at St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights, N.Y.
Loman also worked at other colleges and universities before coming to Cabrini, some of which include Columbia University School of Business and Sarah Lawrence College.
In addition to her work at various collegiate institutes, Loman also volunteered with the Maryknoll Missionaries for several years. She joined the Maryknoll Missionaries in 2000, and she still remains closely connected with them. While with the Maryknoll Missionaries, Loman spent about two years working and volunteering in Peru, while going through intensive language training for about five months prior in Bolivia.
The main thing that attracted Loman to Cabrini was the college’s mission statement and core cirriculum Justice Matters. After her work with the Maryknoll Missionaries, it was only natural for Loman to be attracted to Cabrini. Loman is one who is in high favor for the new core curriculum and she thinks it is very important for others to understand what is going on around the world.
“In order for us to move forward we need to look at ourselves,” Loman said.
Loman plans to do as much as she can for Cabrini and has several different goals for the college. Mainly she hopes to increase the Cabrini Fund.
“The Cabrini Fund has always been directed to the greatest needs of the college,” Loman said.
Loman also hopes to see the Endowed Scholarship Program grow and she hopes to build a stronger fundraising campaign.
One message that Loman hopes to get across to all students, alumni and donors is that “every gift counts.” Loman wants people to realize that any gift that they can contribute to Cabrini is a great and generous gift to the college.
Loman has been very impressed with Cabrini so far. Not only has she been impressed with her office, but with the campus community as a whole.
“I find it to be a very welcoming community,” Loman said. “The students and faculty have all been very welcoming.”
“I can’t talk about failures, because all I have seen at Cabrini is success,” Loman said.