Alumnus to serve as VP for Advancement
By Katie Ellis
Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger announced in late May that Jim Broschart (photo at right) was named vice president for advancement, effective July 1.
Broschart, who earned his master of business administration from Binghamton University in 1992, comes to Binghamton from his position as vice president for college advancement at Hartwick College. At Hartwick, he has been responsible for overseeing all aspects of the development and alumni engagement programs.
While at Hartwick, Broschart managed a $32 million comprehensive fundraising campaign, leading 20 staff and more than 40 volunteers in the effort that had achieved 70 percent of its goal at its midway point. Additionally, he restructured the campus advancement operation, resulting in a 15-percent increase in gifts to the leadership annual giving society and a revived major-gifts pipeline; aligned resources and key talent to the alumni engagement function, cultivating a more robust connection to alumni; and initiated a collaborative effort that resulted in a successful merger of Family and Alumni weekends.
"I am thrilled to welcome an alumnus back to Binghamton to serve in such a critical role for the campus," said Stenger. "Jim Broschart has exceptional experience and expertise in advancement, and his knowledge and understanding of Binghamton University simply add to the many reasons he rose to the top in our national search."
"I'm honored to be selected for this important role, and thrilled to join such a respected and growing institution," said Broschart. "Binghamton positioned me for success and I am eager to become a contributor among the many talented faculty, staff members and volunteers driving its momentum and long list of successes. I look forward to helping build the necessary resources and relationships to propel Binghamton's rise to the premier public university of the 21st century."
Prior to his position at Hartwick, Broschart held positions as director of development for the College of Arts and Sciences and then director of regional advancement for Syracuse University. He also held previous positions in development for SUNY Oswego and the Hospice of Central New York.
Broschart earned his bachelor's degree in health services administration from Ithaca College and has received a number of honors during his career, including being named to the Central New York Business Journal's inaugural 40 under 40 award for professional and civic accomplishments, and Leadership Greater Syracuse and Leadership Oswego County recognitions.
He has served as a member of the board of the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County. He has also been president of the board of the CNY Association of Fundraising Professionals and chairman of the board of the ACMG Federal Credit Union.
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