Office of External Affairs

Joan Chrestay
Vice President for External Affairs


Jeanne Montgomery
Assistant to the Vice President for External Affairs
(610) 660-1226



The mission of External Affairs is to create supportive educational and business relationships between Saint Joseph's University and a host of key external groups and constituencies.

Government and Community Relations is the University's central point of outreach to government officials and to neighbors in the Philadelphia and Lower Merion communities. The office secures government grants for University projects; interacts with elected officials and their staff on the local, state and federal levels; and is a partner with the Wynnefield Resident's Association, The Merion Cvic Association, The Bala Neighbors Group and The Overbrook Farms Club.