Schroeder to lead fundraising, alumni engagement efforts

He will replace Eicher, who announced his departure earlier this week

Fritz W. Schroeder will replace Michael C. Eicher as the chief development and alumni relations officer for Johns Hopkins, President Ronald J. Daniels announced today in a message to senior leadership and development and alumni relations staff.

Schroeder, who has been at Johns Hopkins since 1996, will make the transition to his new role next month.

Eicher announced his departure from the university earlier this week. He will become senior vice president for advancement at The Ohio State University.

Image caption: Fritz W. Schroeder

"Fritz is perfectly suited for this role and a natural successor to Mike," Daniels said in his announcement.

"With Fritz's talent, experience and consummate understanding of Johns Hopkins, we will not lose any momentum in our continuing advancement efforts."

Schroeder joined Johns Hopkins as director of annual giving after spending seven years at the University of Maryland at College Park.

He became vice president for development and alumni relations in October 2010, overseeing fundraising, capital campaign planning, and alumni engagement efforts.

"Leading such a large and diverse group is an enormous responsibility," Daniels said in his message. "I thank Fritz for his willingness to undertake it. With the support of that team, and the active collaboration of the rest of us across the university and Johns Hopkins Medicine, he will lead us to great success."