New Vice President of External Relations, Bea Abdallah, adds vibrant energy and a wealth of ideas to the St. Kate’s community.
Bea Abdallah comes to St. Kate’s with decades of experience as a development director and vice president at institutions such as Mount Mercy University and the University of North Dakota, where she ran advancement, alumni relations and marketing for the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, among other roles. Most recently she was senior major gifts officer at Fairview Foundation in Minneapolis.
“Bea is a leader of significant talent and experience,” said President Andrea Lee, IHM, upon Abdallah’s appointment in July. “Her broad-based experience in healthcare, education and business will help extend the reach and visibility of the University and attract new resources to support our 2020 Vision strategic plan.”
As vice president for external relations, a cabinet-level position, Abdallah oversees alumnae relations, development, and marketing and communications. “I feel deeply privileged to have the opportunity to serve the mission of St. Catherine,” she says. “What we do here at St. Kate’s is so influential in fields like healthcare, education and leadership development. We have an opportunity to affect the future of our country.”