A Fairfield resident recently retired as Housatonic Community College's director of institutional advancement.

Maureen Dowdle held the position since 1998, with responsibilities for fundraising, resource acquisition and liaison with the HCC Foundation.

Previously, Dowdle was director of development at the Mercy Learning Center in Bridgeport.

Besides membership in the Association of Fundraising Professional, she is a member of Planned Giving Group of Connecticut, Council of Developmental Directors for the Connecticut Community College System and the Women's Leadership Council.