Lake Erie College’s institutional advancement division will soon have a new leader at its helm. President Brian Posler, Ph.D. announced today that Jennifer Schuller will join the College’s executive team as vice president for advancement, beginning September 13, 2021. Schuller has been a member of the advancement team at Hiram College for the past 16 years. Currently serving as Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations, her experience includes annual fund and planned giving initiatives as well as identifying, cultivating and stewarding major donors. Since assuming that role in August 2016, Schuller has brought in multiple million-dollar gifts to the College, including the largest, seven-figure, single gift in Hiram’s history in 2017. She previously served as executive director of major gifts and planned giving at Hiram beginning in January 2013, after serving in other roles including Executive Director of Major Gifts, Director of Major Gifts, Executive Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving and Director of Alumni Relations. Prior to joining Hiram, Schuller served as the Associate Director of Alumni and Student Outreach at Case Western Reserve University from 2002-2005. Schuller’s talent for matching financial need with institutional values will amplify LEC’s capacity to support students. “I am very excited to have Jennifer join our team,” said President Posler. “Her proven success at Hiram will be a very welcome addition to Lake Erie College.” “I look forward to working with a great team of individuals at Lake Erie College including President Posler, his leadership team and the many faculty and staff to advance the mission and goals of the College. I am eager to apply my two decades of alumni engagement and fundraising experience and to work with an already enthusiastic group of Lake Erie College alumni and friends,” said Schuller. Schuller holds a Bachelor of Science degree in art therapy and a Bachelor of Fine Art degree in painting (2000) from Bowling Green State University and a Master of Education degree in higher education administration (2002) from Kent State University. She resides in Portage County with her husband, Steve, and 13 year-old daughter Izzy.