Bowdoin Taps Rick Ganong ’86 To Lead Development and Alumni Relations

Rick Ganong '86

Rick Ganong ’86

Richard J. Ganong of Boston and Brunswick, Maine, has been named senior vice president for development and alumni relations at the College, effective immediately.
A Bowdoin alumnus with deep ties to the College and community, Ganong has more than 25 years of experience and achievement as a leader in the investment management industry, including demonstrated success in fundraising, strategic thinking, and organizational development.
The announcement was made Monday by President Barry Mills. Read more of the announcement about Rick Ganong ’86.


  1. Chip Dewar 70 says:

    Fantastic hire. I have known Rick for four decades. Everywhere he has been has prospered under his enlightened leadership.

    Awesome also that he and his talented wife are both Bowdoin graduates.

  2. John LaCasse says:

    Rick is a great choice for the college. Nice to have Alumni in such key positions as President and Development and Alumni Relations. Go you Bears!

  3. Bob Spencer says:

    Tapping top notch Alumni/ae like Rick for key positions at the College works – big time! They already “get it” and their enthusiasm is contagious.
    Good Luck Rick

  4. Steve Loebs says:

    An extraordinary and exciting recruitment by Barry Mills. Rick Ganong brings a level of expertise and networks which will prove to be huge ROI for the College and all of us. Congratulations to Barry and to Rick. This another notch in the national stature of Bowdoin.

  5. Jenn (Graham) Billings '86 says:

    I can’t imagine anyone more devoted to protecting the Offer of the College. Congratulations, Rick. Well done, Bowdoin.

  6. Susan Peirez '86 says:

    Congratulations to Bowdoin on a stellar choice and great guy. Go get ’em Rick!

  7. Susan Peirez '86 says:

    Congratulations Bowdoin on a stellar choice at the helm. Go to it, Rick!

  8. Kathleen McKelvey Burke says:

    Fantastic news for the College and the Dawson Family – a great representative of the Polar Bear community!

  9. Mary Rogers McDonald says:

    Congratulations, Rick and Bowdoin! A wise choice! Nicely done!

  10. Joanne Butterfield '86 says:

    Congratulations Rick!! I can’t think of anyone better suited for this position. We are lucky to have you. Well done Bowdoin!

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