WNE Welcomes New Vice President for Advancement Dean Hickey

Western New England University (WNE) is pleased to welcome Dean Hickey as the new vice president for advancement. As a member of the WNE senior leadership team, Hickey will lead the University’s fundraising and alumni engagement efforts.

Holding a master of arts degree in philanthropy & development from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, MN, and a bachelor of science in business management from Central Connecticut State University, Hickey’s educational journey is a testament to his commitment to excellence and continuous growth.

Before joining WNE, Hickey held various significant fundraising roles in higher education and the non-profit sector, including UMass Dartmouth Foundation, Lasell University, and Becker College.

Hickey shared his excitement about joining the WNE community and leading its advancement initiatives, saying, “I look forward to working alongside the Golden Bear community to inspire support for our educational mission. We are all energized by the opportunity to support WNE students as they pursue their educational goals.”

WNE President Robert E. Johnson lauds Hickey as an accomplished professional with the vision and expertise to lead WNE’s advancement endeavors. “Dean’s wealth of experience, dedication to collaboration, and visionary leadership will undoubtedly guide our institution’s advancement efforts into the future and contribute to WNE’s continued growth and success.”