It gives me great pleasure to announce the appointment of Kim A. Williams as Interim Assistant Vice President for Institutional Advancement. Kim will be joining us on July 29, and in her role as Interim Assistant Vice President, she will also serve as Interim Executive Director of the CSI Foundation.

Kim brings a wealth of experience to the College of Staten Island. A graduate of John Jay College and Rutgers University School of Law, she has spent nearly two decades in higher education, most notably in development at Long Island University – Brooklyn. There, she served as Director for Institutional Advancement and later, the Dean for Institutional Advancement and Student Affairs, and the Executive Director for University Development & Major Gifts, Office of Alumni Relations, and Administration and University Advancement.  Through her efforts, LIU realized tremendous gains in their advancement division, including nearly $6M in fundraised revenue for university projects and students.

Since 2014, Kim’s law practice has serviced various universities across both New York City and Washington, DC, providing learning opportunities in the areas of law and social justice, as well as preferred techniques in Institutional Advancement with major gift and estate planning, proposals for funding and grants, and creation of gift-giving strategies.  

We would also like to announce the appointment of David Pizzuto to the position of Interim Director for Communications and Marketing. Reporting to Kim, David joins us having served as the Associate Director of Athletics and Sports Information Director, a position he held at CSI for the past 15 years. A CSI alumnus,  David has expanded outreach of the program through CSI Athletics’ Website, audio and video streaming services, gameday and event management, and visual identity and branding.  Dave will continue to oversee communications for Athletics as Interim Director of Communications for the entire campus. This is Dave’s first week in his new role.

Please help us in welcoming both Kim and David, and we wish them much success in their new roles with our Advancement and Communications efforts.

By William J. Fritz