ST. BONAVENTURE, NY— St. Bonaventure University has appointed Lindsay Retchless as assistant director of Alumni Services.
Retchless has an extensive background in alumni and donor engagement, communications, event management, volunteer recruitment, and fundraising.
“We are very happy to welcome Lindsay as assistant director of Alumni Services. She brings with her an impressive background in alumni relations. Coming from a Bonaventure family, and as a current Bona mom, she was the perfect choice for this newly-established position,” Joe Flanagan, ’74, director of Alumni Services, said.
Flanagan said Retchless will be working with young alumni as well as developing a range of new initiatives that will connect alumni back to their alma mater. She will also be responsible for maintaining the alumni presence on the university website and managing various social media platforms and other communications.
“Bonnies are well known for being a prideful and a tight-knit community dedicated to supporting their alma mater. I’m excited to serve such a loyal and passionate alumni network, and to assist in the development of engagement opportunities and programming to keep our alumni connected to each other and to the university,” Retchless said.
Prior to joining St. Bonaventure, Retchless was director of Alumni Relations at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, where she developed a number of new and innovative engagement events and launched a Student Alumni Association.
Retchless holds a bachelor’s degree in business management with a minor in international management from Pitt-Bradford and a Master of Public Policy and Management degree from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a member of the Board of Directors for Leadership McKean and Interfaith Caregivers.
She and her husband, Tim, SBU Class of 1994, live in Olean. Their son, Trent, is a sophomore education and third generation legacy student at St. Bonaventure. Trent’s grandfather, Mike Retchless, played baseball for the Bonnies and graduated in ’68.