Florida Tech Appoints New Senior VP For Development

By  //  April 21, 2012

Philanthropic leadership

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Susan St. Onge has been appointed senior vice president for development and chief development officer at Florida Institute of Technology.

Florida Tech president Anthony J. Catanese announced’s her appointment Friday.

She will leaves her position as associate vice president for planned giving at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio, to join Florida Tech on June 1.

“Susan’s experience and abilities are the perfect match for Florida Tech,” Catanese said.

“We will put her philanthropic leadership to great use as we plan the university’s next capital campaign.”

St. Onge also has held the position of senior associate dean for development in the School of Medicine at Case Western and has been there since 2008, positioning it to exceed its $350 million campaign goal.

From 2005 to 2008, she served as the chief development officer at Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Conn., where she provided leadership to a $100 million campaign.

Dr. Anthony J. Catanese is president of the Florida Institute of Technology. Florida Tech image

Previous to that, she worked in development leadership positions for organizations including the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland; the Mount Sinai Hospital and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York; and University Hospitals of Cleveland and Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland.

“Dr. Catanese is a truly visionary academic leader and I am privileged to be joining his dynamic team,” St. Onge said.

“Florida Tech, with its thriving, loyal alumni and highly capable student body, is poised for a successful campaign and continuing overall excellence.”

St. Onge earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Finch College in New York, a Master of Business Administration degree from Stetson University, and a Juris Doctor degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

She also has experience as a practicing attorney.

St. Onge’s husband Tom is an engineer for NASA at Glenn Research Center in Cleveland and their son, Jason, is a banker/financial associate in West Palm Beach.