Spring Hill College Magazine
By Lindsay Mott ’07
McDonald Joins Spring Hill College
After a national search, Spring Hill College has named Mary McDonald as Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations. McDonald, who joined Spring Hill College’s staff on July 1, 2017, brings 19 years of advancement experience with public and private institutions of all sizes, and most recently served in a similar role at the University of Maryland, College Park.
McDonald has extensive experience in soliciting, closing and stewarding gifts and has played an integral role in six comprehensive campaigns. She began her career at a small private liberal arts college and is happy to return to an institution of similar size and mission.
“I want to engage our alumni, parents and friends so they know what SHC is doing and how we are educating our students,” McDonald said. “I also want to provide those same people with the opportunity to make an impact on the students studying here through philanthropy.”
Mossa Takes on New Role
Spring Hill College has named Rev. Mark Mossa, SJ, as the Director of Campus Ministry. Mossa came to Spring Hill in July 2016 as Campus Minister for Spirituality and Faith Formation. Previous to his tenure here, Mossa spent several years studying and teaching Theology at Fordham University in New York as well as participating in their Campus Ministry program.
He sees his role as director in three parts: as “chaplain” to the entire college community, as a student advocate and as an ambassador for the work of the Campus Ministry team.
“My greatest hope is that Campus Ministry not be seen merely as a destination — an office you can go to, a retreat or program that you can attend,” Mossa said. “Instead, I want students to know that Campus Ministry are the people who show up for them, meet them where they are, enter into the reality of their lives, no matter how wonderful or how gritty, and are available to them 24/7.”