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Moore, Lerner and Royal assume new roles in Arts and Sciences
To continue its leadership role in The Campaign for Syracuse University, The College of Arts and Sciences will benefit from additional resources as Lisa Moore, Mary Lerner ’66, and Ragan D. Royal assume new roles in the effort.
Moore, succeeding Lerner, has been named The College’s assistant dean for advancement. Lerner assumes the newly created position of assistant dean for external relations in The College and Royal, formerly development director for The College, transitions to a broader role within SU’s Office of Regional Advancement.
In her new capacity, Moore will serve as The College’s chief development officer, providing overall strategic direction in advancement. In addition to supervising The College’s development team, she will manage a portfolio of top prospects and donors and will interface with SU’s Office of Development. Previously, Moore worked with SU and the Central NY Community Foundation before returning to the University in 2005, serving in several development roles, most recently as senior director of gift planning.
Lerner will draw on her experience as chief development officer and an Arts and Sciences alumna to oversee donor relations and stewardship in The College in tandem with those of SU’s Board of Trustees, working closely with both Arts and Sciences Dean George M. Langford and Lil Breul O’Rourke ’77, G’04, secretary to the Board of Trustees and vice president of principal gifts. Lerner, who joined The College in 2007, has more than four decades of philanthropic experience in higher education and in hospice and palliative care.
Like Moore and Lerner, Royal will be integral to The College, but her portfolio will expand to include a number of University-wide prospects and donors in the Washington, D.C., and Mid-Atlantic areas. She also will continue developing SU’s presence in Atlanta. Royal, based at the Paul Greenberg House in Washington, D.C., joined SU in 2005.