Susan Pinamonti

Susan Pinamonti

Susan Pinamonti
Interim Dean of Institutional Advancement and Interim Executive Director of the Hostos Community College Foundation

Susan Pinamonti was appointed Interim Dean of Institutional Advancement and Interim Executive Director of the Hostos Community College Foundation in December 2020. In these roles, she oversees the operations of the Division of Institutional Advancement, which is comprised of three areas – development, alumni relations, and the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture. Susan is responsible for leading the division’s fundraising and outreach efforts and working collaborating with the Foundation board members in support of the mission of the college.

Susan has served as a higher education advancement professional since 2006 and joined Hostos in 2011 to cultivate, steward and foster corporate and foundation relationships. She bolstered the institutional giving portfolio, securing funding to further student success and provide opportunities to the community. Susan also assisted in coordinating stewardship events, contributed to numerous and varied communications, and served as the chief writer, copywriter and editor for the division.

Prior to joining Hostos, Susan was director of corporate and foundation relations at Manhattan College from 2008 to 2011. In addition to securing grant awards and corporate sponsorships, she coordinated the fundraising efforts for the annual gala, the college’s primary benefit event. From 2006 to 2008, Susan was assistant director of corporate and foundation relations at Teachers College, Columbia University, the first and largest graduate school of education in the country.

Susan earned a master's degree in corporate communication from Baruch College of CUNY, a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and is a lifelong resident of the Bronx.