PATRICIA A. BOSSE has served in executive positions in higher education and health care for more than a quarter century—successfully leading institutional growth and innovation through the planning and execution of major campaigns in tandem with bold and creative marketing, branding and communications initiatives. Her portfolio includes experience in crisis communications, leadership development, strategic planning, facilitation and training.
Pat served as vice president for advancement and marketing at Notre Dame of Maryland University, her alma mater. More than $62 million was raised for endowment, capital and annual support during her tenure.
Pat provided senior leadership through the institution’s recent designation change from college to university. Her experience in higher education also includes seven years as vice president at St. Mary’s Seminary & University, Baltimore, where she completed a major campaign to build and endow The Center for Continuing Formation.
Pat gained experience in health care at Kennedy Krieger Institute and Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore; more recently she served for four years as vice president, mission and institutional advancement for St. Joseph Medical Center, Towson, Md. where she led a successful $20 million campaign and served as a member of Catholic Health Initiatives National Mission Advisory Committee.
In 2014, Pat was recognized as one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women by The Daily Record. She serves as a director of the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service and the Faraja School for Children with Physical Disabilities, Tanzania. Pat and her husband, Frank Gunther, have three children and live in rural Maryland.