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CSU Selects New Leader to Further Transformation of Advancement Operations

Posted August 19, 2019 in Articles

Dr. Julie Rehm, a respected and results-driven development executive with extensive experience in university and non-profit fundraising, has been named vice president of advancement for Cleveland State University and executive director of the CSU Foundation. As lead for University fundraising efforts and donor stewardship, Dr. Rehm will further the transformation of CSU advancement operations and drive efforts to generate critical support for Cleveland State’s aspirational student success, research and community engagement goals.

“Julie is an extremely talented and innovative fundraising leader and we are thrilled that she will be joining the CSU team,” says Harlan Sands, president of CSU. “She will be a critical component of our effort to enhance CSU’s position as a ‘best in class’ urban research university.”

“I am excited for the opportunity to join Cleveland State and support President Sands at a time when the University is clearly transforming itself into a national leader in urban higher education,” Rehm says. “As a first generation student who began my academic career at a community college, Cleveland State’s inclusiveness appeals to me greatly and I am eager to bring CSU’s unique assets to the forefront in Cleveland and beyond.”

She currently serves as vice president of foundation and government relations at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), where she served as a senior development leader for CWRU’s $1.8 billion capital campaign and helped secure over $34 million in public sector funds. In her 20-plus years in Cleveland, she’s led development efforts for public and private entities. She is a recognized and trusted executive known for her collaborative style with a demonstrated ability to gain support for institutions in Cleveland. Earlier in her career she held senior positions with the Cleveland Clinic and the Battelle Memorial Institute. Rehm holds a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Rochester. She begins her tenure at CSU September 16.

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