Temple University’s Office of Institutional Advancement has announced the appointment of Audrey Schneider to the dual roles of assistant vice president of alumni relations and executive director of the Temple University Alumni Association. Her appointment will take effect July 1.
Schneider presently serves as Temple’s director of special events, where she oversees planning, coordination and implementation of national and international university events, from large academic ceremonies to small dinners in the president’s private residence. Working with the Executive Office of the President, the Board of Trustees and other leadership offices university-wide, Schneider managed logistics for the opening ceremonies of Tyler School of Art and the Temple Performing Arts Center, and oversaw all aspects of the historic events celebrating Temple’s Access to Excellence campaign. Schneider also serves as an events and protocol consultant to departments across the university.
Schneider joined Temple in 2007 from Drexel University, where she held the position of director of college relations and special projects for LeBow College of Business. Prior to that, she served as director of the 200th anniversary celebration for the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), America’s oldest museum and school of fine arts. Schneider came to PAFA from the University of Pennsylvania, where she served as special events coordinator for then-president Judith Rodin.
Competing against a national candidate pool for the assistant vice president position, Schneider successfully demonstrated the leadership and vision required to direct planning, organization and marketing of comprehensive programs to enhance loyalty, dedication and engagement among alumni and friends in a new era for Temple.
“Audrey’s passion for and commitment to Temple, combined with her demonstrated strategic leadership at Temple and elsewhere, made her the candidate of choice following our national search,” says Senior Vice President for Institutional Advancement David Unruh. “I am thrilled to welcome her into this new role.”
Schneider holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in rhetoric and communications from Temple and a Master of Science in organizational dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania. She served the Temple University Alumni Association as a member of the Temple Young Alumni Association Board from 1998 to 2000. Her offices will be located in suite 100, Sullivan Hall on Temple’s Main Campus.