NYU President Andrew Hamilton today announced the appointment of Robert Cashion as NYU's Sr. Vice President for University Development and Alumni Relations.

NYU President Andrew Hamilton today announced the appointment of Robert Cashion as NYU's Sr. Vice President for University Development and Alumni Relations (UDAR), effective December 3, 2018.  Mr. Cashion brings more than 20 years’ experience in fundraising to the post, most recently as Harvard's Senior Associate Vice President of Development and the Senior Associate Dean of Development for Harvard's Faculty of Arts and Science.

Professor Hamilton said, “NYU has many bold aspirations.  Achieving those goals will not be easy. We will need significant funds, and a seasoned leader to help us strategize about how to weave together our hopes, ideas, needs, and resources.  In Bob Cashion, we believe we have found just the right person to do all that.  He has impressed us with his thoughtful outlook on fundraising, his deep understanding of how to match institutional mission and goals with philanthropic strategy, and his exceptional talent at managing a fundraising operation. We expect much of him, and we are confident he can deliver.”

Robert Cashion began his career in development at Harvard in 1995.  From 2001 to 2003, he was vice president for development for the public service non-profit City Year. In 2003, he and his wife Carol decided to move their three children to South Africa for a year, where he served as a consultant to South Africa's Rhodes University. He returned to Harvard's development office in 2004.  A graduate of Harvard College, where he was a Harvard National Scholar, and the University of Virginia's Darden School, early on in his career he worked in admissions at Harvard and then in public finance at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. 

President Hamilton continued, “I want to express my gratitude to David Koehler for his leadership and the UDAR team for their work these past few months.  Building on the strong legacy of Debra LaMorte, they brought the Momentum Campaign to a successful close (exceeding its $1 billion goal by more than $100 million) and posted our second highest fundraising year in history -- over $700 million.