Khatmeh Osseiran-Hanna has been selected to serve as the interim vice president for University Advancement at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Osseiran-Hanna will begin work at IUP on September 11. Bill Speidel, vice president for University Advancement since 2011, will retire from the position on September 1.

Khatmeh Osseiran-Hanna selected as Interim VP for Advancement“IUP has made incredible progress under Mr. Speidel's leadership, leaving us in a strong position,” IUP President Dr. Michael Driscoll said. “Ms. Osseiran-Hanna comes to us with significant, demonstrated results in advancement and her energy and experience will keep IUP's advancement efforts moving forward to even more success.”

A search committee for the position will be established and begin work in September.

“It is an exciting time at IUP and I am delighted to join the university now to help strengthen the momentum already built,” Osseiran-Hanna said. “I look forward to working with President Driscoll and the strong leadership to serve the students, alumni, donors and community, and to reinforce the foundation of university advancement for the next vice president.”

Osseiran-Hanna comes to IUP from College of Staten Island, CUNY (City University of New York). An experienced advancement professional, she has raised $96 million during her career and has experience in a broad range of advancement initiatives, including capital campaigns and board recruitment, development and engagement.

In her most recent position, she served as Vice President for Institutional Advancement and External Affairs and Executive Director of the College of Staten Island Foundation. During her tenure, the institution completed a $20 million campaign over goal, systemized the reporting structure of the division and set operational plans for each area for the newly created Institutional Advancement and External Affairs strategic plan.

Prior to her work there, she was the Director of Advancement-North America and Executive Director, The University of Queensland in America, Inc. for the University of Queensland. During her work there, she doubled the number of board members, increased alumni engagement by 30 percent, built a pipeline of major and principal gifts and closed a $1.1 million cash gift from an alumnus in North America and $1.053 million gift-in-kind from a friend of UQ in New York.

At New Jersey City University, in her role as Special Counsel to the President and Vice President for University Advancement, she raised giving by 70 percent in dollars, 30 percent in donors, 30 percent in the average gift and 200 percent in membership in the $1,000 plus giving group.

Other positions include:

  • Assistant Vice President for Planned Giving and Senior Major Gift Officer, New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Director of Annual Giving, Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Director of Annual Giving and Special Projects and Executive Director of American University of Beirut Alumni Association of North America, American University of Beirut
  • Major Gifts Associate, Greenpeace Fund
  • Executive Director, Save Lebanon, Inc.
  • Assistant Director, National Council on Canada Arab Relations
  • Consulting Representative in the Americas, University of Balamand

Osseiran-Hanna has a bachelor of arts degree from George Washington University, pursued graduate studies at McGill University and earned a Certificate in Planned Giving from the College of William and Mary.