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Vivien Hoexter Named Vice President for Marketing and Development of John Jay College

New York, NY, February 26, 2009 – Jeremy Travis, President of John Jay College of Criminal Justice today announced the appointment of Vivien Hoexter as Vice President for Marketing and Development.                               

“In every position she has held, Vivien has been highly successful at increasing the organization’s visibility, building a team of professionals committed to the organization’s mission, and leveraging external support for that mission,” Travis said. “These skills are precisely what John Jay needs at this point in our history.”

“I am thrilled to be part of such a vibrant community,” said Hoexter, whose department includes alumni relations, fundraising and development, special events planning, communications, public relations, graphics and design, and Web site management. “I look forward to serving the students, faculty and other stakeholders of this very important institution.”

A veteran executive of the nonprofit sector, Hoexter most recently served as chief executive officer of Gilda’s Club Worldwide, an organization that provides emotional and social support to people with cancer, their families and friends. In that role she doubled the organization’s fundraising income, launched a planned-giving campaign and generated more than $1 million through a new corporate fundraising program.

Prior to Gilda’s Club, Hoexter was vice president of AFS Intercultural Programs/USA, one of the world’s largest international high school exchange programs. She has also been director of development for The Hunger Project, a global anti-poverty initiative.

Hoexter earned her bachelor’s degree in history from Yale College, and a master’s degree in business administration, with a concentration in marketing, from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

About John Jay College of Criminal Justice: An international leader in educating for justice, John Jay College of Criminal Justice of The City University of New York offers a rich liberal arts and professional studies curriculum to upwards of 14,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 135 nations.  In teaching, scholarship and research, the College approaches justice as an applied art and science in service to society and as an ongoing conversation about fundamental human desires for fairness, equality and the rule of law.  For more information, visit