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For Immediate Release:
Fairleigh Dickinson University

Gretchen Johnson

Office of Public Relations
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Richard Reiss Named Senior Vice President

Teaneck, NJ — (August 26, 2003) Richard Reiss of East Brunswick, NJ, has been named Senior Vice President for University Advancement at Fairleigh Dickinson University, effective July 31, 2003.

University President J. Michael Adams said, "Rick Reiss has consistently demonstrated the ability to organize and manage an effective, contemporary advancement organization, and has a strong record of fundraising success. We welcome him to Fairleigh Dickinson University."

Since 1997, Reiss served William Paterson University as Vice President for Institutional Advancement. As the senior advancement officer at William Paterson, he was responsible for fundraising, marketing, public relations, alumni relations and external relations for the 10,000 student comprehensive public university.

During his tenure at William Paterson, Reiss created a highly successful major gifts fundraising program that secured more than $30 million in commitments. He built a strong and active foundation board of directors and greatly expanded the activities of the alumni association.

Previously (1992-1997), he was the Capital Campaign Director at the Foundation of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, where he was responsible for the management of a $52 million comprehensive capital campaign.

At Fairleigh Dickinson, Reiss is responsible for the planning, coordination, and implementation of all University development activities, including fundraising, alumni relations and special events. He is a member of the President’s Task Force and the University liaison to the Advancement Committee of the Board of Trustees.

He is a graduate of Ohio University, Athens, Ohio.

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