Our Associates are the backbone of who we are. The AASCU-Penson Center for Professional Development seeks out and finds only the most qualified individuals to serve you and your organizational needs.

Dr. James C. Schroeder
Dr. James C. Schroeder Independent Specialist



  • Fundraising
  • Alumni Relations
  • Foundation and Alumni Board Development
  • Advancement Management
  • President/Advancement Relationships

About Dr. James C. Schroeder
Recently retired with forty years of management experience in higher education and healthcare.  Extensive experience in all stages of successful capital campaigns in large, complex, multi-campus/multi-site universities and healthcare organizations.   Primary responsibility for the conception, organization and execution of the day-to-day operations of advancement programs.  History of effective and successful working relationships with faculty, physicians, administrators, boards, volunteers and alumni. 

Administrative Experience:

  • Associate Dean for Development; College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Illinois
  • Executive Director for External Relations; Harvard Business School, Harvard University
  • Chair, Department of Development: Mayo Foundation
  • Vice President for Development, President of the OSU Foundation; The Ohio State University
  • Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement, Senior Vice President of the U of I Foundation; University of Illinois


  • Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
  • Invited presentations at CASE District V Conferences
  • Co-authored chapter in CASE publication, “The Unit Development Officer Handbook”
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)
  • Big Ten Development Conferences; Invited presentations
  • Ivy League Development Conferences; Invited presentations
  • Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
    • Invited presentation at national conference
    • Group on Institutional Advancement (GIA); Midwest Regional Chair


  • Ph.D. Higher Education Administration; University of Toledo, Toledo, OH
  • M.A. Political Science; University of Toledo, Toledo, OH
  • B.A. Political Science and History; Miami University, Oxford, OH