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Director of Development St. Louis, MO

Washington University in St. Louis has named Becky Hanrahan as director of development for the McKelvey School of Engineering, effective March 23, 2020. In this role, Ms. Hanrahan will engage an expansive network of alumni, parents, and friends to advance the School’s vision of serving society through innovations that improve the quality of life for the greater good.

Previously a member of the advancement team at Washington University, Ms. Hanrahan returns to the university after serving as director of advancement at Community School, an independent elementary and preschool. From 2009 to 2015, Ms. Hanrahan held roles with progressively increasing responsibilities at Washington University in the College of Arts & Sciences, ultimately serving as senior associate director of development. Prior to joining Washington University, Ms. Hanrahan served as assistant director of development at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center. Her early career in development includes roles at various St. Louis non-profits including University City Children’s Center and Legal Advocates for Abused Women.

A double alumna, Ms. Hanrahan earned a bachelor’s degree and master of business administration from Washington University. She also holds a master’s degree in accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana -Champaign.

Jack Gorman led this search with Nicole Poe, Michael Mozzicato, and Molly Gallagher. 


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