Campus Offices and Administration

Advancement & Alumni Engagement

Saint Francis University 

Advancing the University Mission and Connecting the Loretto Loyal

Welcome Alumni and Friends,

Please feel free to contact us.  Our staff directory is listed below.



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Robert J. Crusciel '86

Title: Vice President for Advancement
Department: Advancement and Alumni Relations
Office Location: Raymond Hall 310
Phone: 814-472-3021

Meet the Team

Kelly A. Henderson

Title: Executive Assistant
Office Location: Raymond Hall 300
Phone: 814-472-3021


Steve L. Hessmann '82

Title: Director of Major Gifts
Office Location: Raymond 302     
Phone: 814-472-3092


Sharon Hicks

Title: Advancement Operations Coordinator
Office Location: Raymond 316     
Phone: 814-472-3081


Janet Hildebrand

Title: Advancement Gift Entry Specialist
Office Location: Raymond Hall 315
Phone: 814-472-3108


Eric S. Horell '13

Title: Assistant Vice President for Advancement and Alumni Engagement
Office Location: Raymond 307 
Phone: 814-472-3904 


Laura Lamb

Title: Alumni Administrative Assistant
Office Location: Raymond Hall 305     
Phone: 814-472-3015


Bro. Shamus McGrenra, T.O.R. '72

Title: Advancement Associate
Raymond Hall 306


Karen Swope

Title: Director of Advancement Communications
Office Location: Raymond Hall 314
Phone: 814-472-3126


Robert J. Young

Title: Associate Vice President for Advancement
Office Location: Raymond Hall 309
Phone: 814-472-3119


Pamela A. Zemrose '97

Title, Advancement Services and Data Management
Office Location: Raymond Hall 313
Phone: 814-472-3148

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President's (Donor) Report

Each year we proudly highlight the progress that has been made at Saint Francis University thanks to the generosity of our supporters.

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Capital Projects

Alumni, parents, neighbors, and friends are strengthening the University's competitive position through transformative gifts

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Alumni Homepage

Find ways to stay connected to your classmates and your alma matter no matter how far away from Loretto your life has led you.

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Supporting SFU

For it is in giving that we receive.



Saint Margaret Hall Blessing and Dedication

University Marketing & Communications | 10/24/2023
On Friday, October 20, 2023, Saint Francis University celebrated the Blessing and Dedication of Saint Margaret Hall. The facility, bearing the name of St. Margaret of Cortona, will primarily serve Occupational Therapy and Physician Assistant Science majors and is scheduled to open in January 2024.

2023 President's Convocation Awards

University Communications & Marketing | 05/12/2023
The President's Awards Convocation was held on Tuesday, May 2, 2023, in the Maurice Stokes Athletics Center.

Franciscan Friar to Bike in 13th Annual Charity Ride

University Communications & Marketing | 05/12/2023
Brother Shamus McGrenra, a 76-year-old stage IV colon cancer survivor and a Franciscan Friar, will embark on his 13th Annual #GoBroShamus Charity Bike Ride on June 3, 2023. Cycling the local Rails to Trails in Pennsylvania and Maryland, Brother Shamus will complete the ride over the course of two back-to-back weekends.

Bell Ringing Ceremony

University Communications & Marketing | 03/31/2023
On March 28, 2023, faculty and staff gathered to officially "ring-in" the latest campus bell: one that will be placed within the Immaculate Conception Chapel Bell Tower when renovations are complete this August.

SFU Receives $1 Million Dollar ARC POWER Grant for Aviation Maintenance Technician School

Marie Young, University Marketing & Communications | 10/18/2022
Saint Francis University has been awarded a $1 million grant by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to launch an Aviation Maintenance Technician School. The new Aviation Maintenance Technician School will be sited at the John Murtha Johnstown Cambria County Airport and will offer a 14 CFR 147-certified training curriculum for Aviation Maintenance Technicians.