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People news: Syracuse University appoints Epsilanty, Vanderhoek as associate VPs

Epsilanty has worked at the university’s College of Law in a variety of positions during her 20-year career, according to a Syracuse University news release. Most recently, as assistant dean of advancement, she worked closely with the dean and the college’s board of advisors to manage the “Campaign for Dineen Hall,” which raised $40 million toward construction of a new law school building.

In her new role, Epsilanty will create and implement a strategy for the engagement, solicitation and stewardship of alumni, friends, parents and donors, primarily outside of the United States, the release stated.

Epsilanty earned a bachelor’s degree from Boston University’s Questrom School of Business and law degree from Syracuse University’s College of Law.

Vanderhoek has served most recently as the assistant dean of advancement for the university’s Newhouse School. She has helped develop a broad career services, external relations and fundraising program for the Newhouse School. Vanderhoek was architect of the Newhouse School’s first $30 million capital campaign to add a third building to the Newhouse complex and led the fundraising effort for the Dick Clark Studios complex, which surpassed its goals, according to the news release.

In her new role, Vanderhoek will work closely with Syracuse University leadership, the schools and colleges, and donors to support interdisciplinary and priority projects that emerge from the university’s academic strategic plan.

Vanderhoek earned her bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and master’s degree in television, radio, and film from the Newhouse School.

Epsilanty and Vanderhoek will continue supporting advancement efforts in the College of Law and Newhouse, respectively, for the immediate future and will help in getting their successors started in their new jobs, according to the release.


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