New York, NY, June 17, 2013—President Richard M. Joel has appointed Rabbi Josh Joseph as senior vice president of Yeshiva University. In addition to his current responsibilities as chief of staff, Joseph will launch the next phase in the University’s strategic planning process and guide its university-wide implementation. He will also work to ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of various departments around the University, developing collaboration opportunities and proper partnerships between and among faculty, administration, staff, students and trustees.
“Rabbi Joseph will, together with the senior vice president for academic affairs, have operating responsibility for the administrative and academic aspects of the University,” said President Joel. “As those of you who know Rabbi Joseph can attest, he has brought dedication, energy, professionalism and passion to all he has undertaken. Together with all our colleagues, his skills will be essential in advancing the story of Yeshiva University.”
“I am grateful to work alongside President Joel and our incredible team of colleagues here at Yeshiva,” said Joseph. “In my newly expanded role, I look forward to playing a part in developing this institution in creative and constructive ways.”
A native of Montreal, Joseph worked on Wall Street for several years and as a community rabbi. He completed his undergraduate degree, majoring in diplomatic history, with honors at the University of Pennsylvania, received his rabbinic ordination from YU-affiliated Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary while simultaneously completing a master’s in Jewish philosophy at YU’s Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies. Joseph had previously served YU vice president, and before that as director of special projects for YU’s Center for the Jewish Future.
He resides in Lawrence, NY, with his wife Julie and their three children, Zach, Ozzie and Marsha.
Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University brings together the ancient traditions of Jewish law and life and the heritage of Western civilization. More than 7,600 undergraduate and graduate students study at YU’s four New York City campuses: the Wilf Campus, Israel Henry Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, and Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus. YU’s three undergraduate schools – Yeshiva College, Stern College for Women, and Sy Syms School of Business – offer a unique dual program comprised of Jewish studies and liberal arts courses. Its graduate and affiliate schools include Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration, Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies, and Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. YU is ranked among the nation’s leading academic research institutions.