Amid Shake-ups, Julie Schreier Appointed as Interim VP of Institutional Advancement
Julie Schreier, Chief of Staff for President Ari Berman, was named the interim Vice President for Institutional Advancement (IA), Provost Selma Botman confirmed in a recent email. Schreier succeeds Alyssa Herman, who left the position after one year.
Schrier, who was appointed as Chief of Staff to President Berman earlier in the year, will serve in both roles until a new Vice President of IA is appointed. Yeshiva University’s Office of Communications and Public Affairs (CPA) has confirmed that a search is in place for the position.
Before her most recent role as President Berman’s Chief of Staff, where she was the first female to ever hold that position, Schreier was the Assistant Vice President of Institutional Advancement at YU. Prior to that, she was the University’s Director of Institutional Advancement for the Long Island Region.
According to sources familiar with the situation, the Office of Institutional Advancement (OIA) has experienced a large turnover with employees recently. In addition to Herman, sources estimate that as many as 13 people in the office have left within the last few months.
Among the recent departees from OIA is Paul S. Glasser, who departed his position as Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Yeshiva University and was recently named Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Touro College and University System.
CPA declined to comment on the recent staffing changes.
The Office of Institutional Advancement is responsible for large-scale fundraising efforts including the annual Day of Giving and the Hanukkah Dinner. This past year, the Hanukkah Dinner raised $4.3 million, which marked an increase of 10% over the previous year’s event and constituted the largest sum in at least five years. The second annual YU Giving Day campaign raised $4.5 Million, a smaller sum than the more than $6 million attained at the first annual Giving Day in 2017.
Photo Caption: Julie Schrier
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