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Le Moyne Names Dr. Gregory Stahl Vice President for Institutional Advancement

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) … Following a comprehensive national search, Le Moyne College has selected Dr. Gregory J. Stahl as vice president for institutional advancement. He will join the College in this capacity on March 1.  

“Dr. Stahl is a bright leader who brings a record of success, a sincere commitment to our Catholic, Jesuit mission, and considerable energy and enthusiasm that he will apply to advancing our College,” said Le Moyne President Fred P. Pestello, Ph.D. “He has an impressive range of talents and accomplishments, and I look forward to working with him to move institutional advancement at Le Moyne to new levels of success.”


With more than 30 years in development work for educational institutions, Dr. Stahl has extensive experience in the field. For the past three years, he has served as executive director of institutional advancement at Georgetown Preparatory School in North Bethesda, Md. From 1991 to 2004, he served as vice president for institutional advancement at Siena College, Loudonville, N.Y., where he oversaw all aspects of alumni relations and development for the Franciscan college. Other experience includes: time as major gifts officer at The Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville, N.J.; director of the 125th anniversary celebration of Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.; and director of main campus development at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

“I’m excited to join an institution that is clearly moving toward greatness on so many fronts,” said Dr. Stahl. “The enthusiasm conveyed by everyone I met with at Le Moyne during the interview process was truly inspiring. This, coupled with my Jesuit background and the opportunity to return to upstate New York, made the decision to join Le Moyne an obvious one.”

Le Moyne is in the final months of the “Achieving New Heights” capital campaign, currently at $90 million. With an initial goal of $50 million, the campaign total includes one of the largest single donations ever made to a Jesuit college or university, a $50 million gift from the estate of Robert and Catherine McDevitt of Binghamton, N.Y., long-time friends of Le Moyne and faithful supporters of Jesuit education. The gift will be dedicated to the academic areas of computer science, information processing, physics and religious philosophy.

“I would like to extend my thanks to the many administrators, faculty, staff, alumni, regents, and trustees who participated in this process,” said Dr. Pestello. “I also want to express my deep appreciation for Julie Simms’ leadership while serving as interim vice president for institutional advancement role for the past two years. She has been an integral part of the success of ‘Achieving New Heights’ and we have greatly benefited from her passion and dedication.”


A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, where he attended St. Xavier High School, a Jesuit school, Dr. Stahl received both a B.A and M.A. from the University of San Diego, and earned a doctorate in American history at Georgetown University. He is married to Marie Dellaporta Stahl, a pediatric nurse practitioner. The couple have two children, Andrew, a senior in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown, and Kathleen, a senior at the Lawrenceville School.

posted on: 1/19/2010