St. Catherine University announces Executive Vice President and Chief Advancement Officer

Beth Halloran

Beth Halloran. Photo supplied.

ReBecca Koenig Roloff '76 MBA, president of St. Catherine University, today announced that Elizabeth (Beth) Halloran will join the University as Executive Vice President and Chief Advancement Officer. Reporting directly to Roloff, she will be a member of the President’s senior leadership team.

Halloran brings significant depth of experience and a highly-successful track record in driving growth for alumnae engagement and fundraising to the University’s External Relations division. President Roloff additionally noted Halloran's passion for higher education, reputation as a joyful and collaborative change agent, and her personal experience as a graduate of a women's college as key assets she will lend to the role.

"Beth is a perfect fit to help take St. Kate's to the next level in terms of alumnae and donor engagement," said Roloff. "She understands the value of women's education and its critical importance — not only historically, but even more so given today's environment. That knowledge, along with her exceptional professional background, will serve her well as she leads St. Catherine's fundraising and visibility strategies."

As Executive Vice President and Chief Advancement Officer, Halloran will hold primary strategic and oversight responsibility for the University's Development and Alumnae Relations team, as well as Marketing and Communications.

“Joining the St. Kate’s community is a true honor,” said Halloran. “As a first generation scholarship student at a women’s college, I know firsthand the power of that experience — it has proven to be the single greatest equalizer. Now, more than ever, we need to invest in strong, bright women — work that St. Kate’s has been doing since its inception. The Catholic sisters have been an important part of both my personal and professional lives and I look forward to joining their work and becoming part of their history.”

Halloran currently serves as the senior vice president for advancement at The Minneapolis Foundation. Previously, she was the vice president for development and alumni relations at Grinnell College, Iowa. She has also held key advancement positions at the University of Michigan and the Mayo Clinic.

She holds a bachelor of science in social work from the College of St. Teresa, a master's degree in social welfare from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, and an M.B.A. from the University of St. Thomas.

Halloran will join St. Catherine University in March.