Schroeder to lead fundraising, alumni engagement efforts

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

Image caption: Fritz W. Schroeder

Eicher, senior vice president for external affairs and development since 2006, has accepted a position as senior vice president for advancement at The Ohio State University.

Schroeder, who has been at Johns Hopkins since 1996, will assume his new role this month.

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

"We have an extraordinary advancement team in central Development and Alumni Relations, in the university divisions, and in the Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine. 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."