Albertus Magnus Community Saddened by the Passing of Robert Dinan

Served College in 80s and 90s

New Haven, Conn., March 3, 2021 – The Albertus Magnus College community mourns the loss of Robert Dinan, a longtime resident of West Haven, Conn., who served at Albertus as the Vice President for Finance and Administration from 1982-1993.  He died on February 27.

According to those who knew him best, Dinan had an engaging wit and warmth.  Upon graduating from Notre Dame High School in 1951, Dinan enlisted in the Air Force.  He was stationed in Kamata, Japan during the Korean War.  Under the GI Bill, he earned his degree and became a math teacher at Amity Senior High School while working part-time at First New Haven National Bank.  Dinan later left teaching to devote his full attention to banking, rising to the level of Vice President of Auditing before coming to Albertus.  Dinan was a coach and a mentor – actively involved in the community through his work with the East Haven Stoners Club and the Knights of St. Patrick in New Haven, serving as president from 1978-1979.

Plans for a memorial service will be announced at a later date.

About Albertus Magnus College

About Albertus Magnus College: Albertus Magnus College, founded in 1925, is a Catholic College in the Dominican tradition. It is recognized by external rankings such as US News & World Report Best Colleges, Money Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education. The College has an enrollment of 1,500 students in its traditional undergraduate program, accelerated adult degree programs, and 12 graduate programs, including a new Master of Public Administration and the only Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling program in Connecticut. In the last year, the College received two significant Federal grants in support of student success and well-being: a $300,000 grant from the Department of Justice and a $1.9 million Title III grant from the Department of Education.