Mount St. Joseph University

Patty Ragio Named Vice President of Institutional Advancement at the Mount

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The College of Mount St. Joseph announces Patty Ragio is the new vice president of institutional advancement.  She will direct the Mount’s development, alumni and donor relations, as well as serve on the President’s Cabinet.

Ragio brings significant development leadership to the Mount.  She spent 14 years at the University of Cincinnati in a variety of development positions, including the senior director of development for the Carl H. Lindner College of Business where she led their $60 million campaign as part of UC’s $1 billion comprehensive campaign.  She also helped lead the effort to name the College of Business.  During her tenure at UC, she also served as Director of Development for the College of Nursing, as well as Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations for the UC Foundation.  Prior to UC, she served as Director of Development for The Jewish Hospital.

“I’m honored to have been named the Mount’s newest vice president for institutional advancement,” Ragio said.  “I have been so impressed by the affection felt by our alumni as well as the respect that has been expressed for the Mount by our donors and business community partners.  I look forward to supporting President Aretz and the Board in building a model program sufficient to raise the private support needed to fund our aspirations as a College and to continue to provide a student experience ‘like no other’.”

“Patty brings extensive experience and a proven track record in higher education fundraising,” said Tony Aretz, Ph.D., president of the Mount.  “In Patty’s role, she and I will together be focused on inspiring our donors and business partners to bring our student, faculty and institution’s aspirations to life through private support.”

A west side native, Ragio lives with her family in Anderson Township.  She is a graduate of Miami University and is a member of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, as well as a former board member for the Ohio Association of Healthcare Philanthropy.

The College of Mount St. Joseph is an undergraduate and graduate Catholic college that provides an interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional curriculum emphasizing values, service and social responsibility.