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NJIT Promotes Cliffside Park Resident With Expertise in Planned Giving

Khatmeh Osseiran-Hanna, of Cliffside Park, was promoted to assistant vice president of planned giving in the Office of University Advancement at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).

Osseiran-Hanna has 20 years of progressive experience in development and fundraising. For more than four years at NJIT, Osseiran-Hanna has served as director of development in a multitude of areas including the College of Science and Liberal Arts, the School of Management, Leadership Circle, the Otto York Center for Environmental Engineering and Science, athletics, and planned giving.

Osseiran-Hanna also has a well established expertise in planned giving.  “This promotion will allow her to concentrate in this specialized area,” said Charles R. Dees, Jr. PhD, vice president for university advancement. 

She will also continue to oversee the athletics campaign.

Osseiran-Hanna has a BA degree in international affairs from The George Washington University, District of Columbia, and pursued graduate studies in Islamic studies and economics at McGill University, Montreal.  In addition, she earned a Certificate in Planned Giving from the College of William & Mary, Virgina.

Before coming to NJIT, Osseiran-Hanna worked at Fairleigh Dickinson University, American University of Beirut, Greenpeace Fund, Save Lebanon, Inc, and the National Council on Canada Arab Relations.

NJIT, New Jersey's science and technology university, enrolls approximately 10,000 students pursuing bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in 120 programs. The university consists of six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, College of Architecture and Design, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, College of Computing Sciences and Albert Dorman Honors College. U.S. News & World Report's 2012 Annual Guide to America's Best Colleges ranked NJIT in the top tier of national research universities. NJIT is internationally recognized for being at the edge in knowledge in architecture, applied mathematics, wireless communications and networking, solar physics, advanced engineered particulate materials, nanotechnology, neural engineering and e-learning. Many courses and certificate programs, as well as graduate degrees, are available online through the Division of Continuing Professional Education.