Stonehill’s first dean of women Mary Virginia Yosgandes.
Stonehill cheerleaders circa 1958. A year later, Stonehill women’s basketball was launched under the guidance of Mary Virginia Yosgandes.
Stonehill’s first and only three-sport athlete Nancy Smith ’83 was recently inducted into the Northeast-10 Conference Hall of Fame. The starting point guard on Stonehill's first conference championship team in 1983, Smith earned Championship Most Valuable Player honors and on the softball diamond she was a two-time All-American.
A legendary coach, Paula Sullivan served as the head women's basketball coach at Stonehill for 25 years from 1971-96, posting a 478-159 record. In 1981, she was appointed asst. athletic director and coord. of women’s sports. In 1996, she was named Director of Athletics and she now serves as the Assistant Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics.
Named the College’s first provost in 2008, Katie Conboy has also served as Vice President for Academic Affairs since 2001. She first came to Stonehill in 1987 as an assistant English professor. In her role as Provost and VP for Academic Affairs, Conboy is responsible for the College’s academic vision and for ensuring that the curriculum meets its academic objectives. She also oversees strategic planning, degree programs, and academic support.