James Sereno Named to Development Leadership Position at Rutgers School of Business-Camden

James Sereno Named to Development Leadership Position at Rutgers School of Business-Camden

For Immediate Release

CAMDEN -- Gloucester Township resident James F. Sereno has been named assistant dean for development at the Rutgers School of BusinessCamden.

In his new position, Sereno will identify and secure major gifts for the Rutgers-Camden business school, which enrolls 461 upper-division undergraduate and 301 graduate students. Funds raised will support such initiatives as student scholarships, advanced classroom teaching tools, faculty development, and programs that address local community and business needs.

Prior to his arrival at the Camden campus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Sereno served as director of major and planned gifts for Drexel Universitys Goodwin College of Professional Studies. In this capacity, he generated support from individuals, foundations, government sources, and corporations to advance the performance and service missions of the Drexel academic unit. He previously served as vice president and senior relationship manager in the private wealth management division at Mellon Financial in Philadelphia, where he oversaw private trusts and foundations.

He also served as vice president and relationship manager at Wachovia in Philadelphia, where he managed private trusts.

Jim Sereno has a proven track record of success in encouraging and nurturing investments that help organizations grow, says Mitchell P. Koza, dean of the Rutgers School of BusinessCamden. We are confident that his efforts will produce new opportunities for the students, faculty, staff, and graduates of our business school, as well as the organizations that we serve here in New Jersey and across the nation.

Sereno received his bachelors degree from Rutgers-Camden in 1972 and his masters degree in organizational dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania in 2005.

He currently serves on the planned giving advisory board of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and has served on the boards of the Boy Scouts of America Southern New Jersey Council and Astral Artistic Services of Philadelphia. He is a member of the Sterling String Band and a volunteer for Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic in Princeton.

A lifetime resident of Camden County, Sereno is a 1968 graduate of Collingswood High School.