Osseiran-Hanna has been selected to serve as the interim vice president for
University Advancement at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
begin work at IUP on September 11. Bill Speidel, vice president for University
Advancement since 2011, will retire from the position on September 1.
“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
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.”
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.
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.