Judy Schneider, a gift planning officer in the NIU Foundation since 2012, is joining the College of Education as director of Advancement.
Schneider begins her new role April 17 as she continues her mission to find the “hope” delivered through donor-funded scholarships and dollars that fuel innovative programs.
“I am excited to work in the College of Education for a variety of reasons,” Schneider says.
“For one, I have met such great alumni and friends from the college over the past 10-plus years. Their work is critical as educators, administrators, counselors and more in improving so many issues this country faces,” she says. “And I really think I can help connect these alumni and friends with the needs of the college and their personal philanthropic goals.”
Coming to the College of Education also will allow her to “narrow my focus a bit” as she collaborates with “a great group of people for a common goal,” she adds.