November 10, 2017
NEWBURGH, N.Y. -
James M. Raimo, vice president for Auxiliary Services at Mount Saint Mary College and a board member of Catholic Charities Community Services of Orange and Sullivan, recently received the Meritorious Trustee award for his service as board chair of Astor Services for Children & Families, an affiliated Catholic Charities Federation organization.
The award was presented by Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York, at the annual Convening of the Leadership of the Catholic Charities Federation last month. The ceremony was hosted by Catholic Charities at Fordham Prep School in the Bronx.
Raimo, who joined the Mount in 1997, has more than three decades of experience working in higher education. During his career, he has not only supervised Auxiliary Services at the Mount, but has also been instrumental in providing leadership to finance and administration, human resources, and student affairs. Raimo served as acting president at the Mount before Dr. David Kennett, interim president, took office in July of 2016.
During his 20-plus years at the Mount, Raimo has led numerous major initiatives. Most notably, he developed and implemented several facilities master plans, resulting in $125 million of capital improvements. With his unwavering dedication to the Mount, Raimo has improved the quality of life for students and employees alike.
Catholic Charities Community Services of Orange and Sullivan serves the homeless, the hungry, the emotionally and physically handicapped, immigrants, and the marginalized and vulnerable of Orange and Sullivan Counties. It collaborates with parishes, Catholic, and non-Catholic partners alike to help people of all religions who are in need.
Mount Saint Mary College, 60 miles north of New York City, is ranked a Top-Tier Regional University by U.S. News & World Report, and offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs preparing students for careers in healthcare, business, education, social services, communication/media and more.