Hillels of Georgia Hires First VP for Campus Support Services
“I am proud to announce the appointment of Russell Gottschalk as Vice President for Campus Support Services,” said Elliot B. Karp, CEO of Hillels of Georgia. “Russell will help guide Hillels of Georgia to a new culture of programmatic excellence as well as overseeing the expansion of programs and services benefitting Hillel’s students and constituencies.” Russell comes to Hillels of Georgia having served the Atlanta Jewish community as both a professional and volunteer leader. He has been recognized on several occasions by the Atlanta Jewish Times as one of its “40 Under 40” Jewish Leaders and received the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta’s Mary and Max London “People Power Award” in 2018.
In order to keep up with demand for Jewish programs and rapid growth in student engagement, Hillels of Georgia has expanded programmatic support to its campus staff and student leaders by creating the new position of Vice President for Campus Support Services. In this new role Gottschalk will provide professional leadership and supervision to Hillels of Georgia’s campus and “student facing” staff responsible for student engagement, empowerment, and programming. In addition, he will oversee Hillels of Georgia’s continued growth across the state, bolstering efforts to increase Jewish life activities at campuses with smaller, underserved Jewish populations.
Russell Gottschalk is an alumnus of Emory University. He founded the Atlanta Jewish Music Festival (AJMF) now known as Neranenah. He most recently served as Director of Innovation for the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta where he helped guide innovation initiatives for the Jewish Federation and Jewish community through an accelerator program designed to offer guidance, connections, and resource’s to the community’s Jewish changemakers and the organizations they lead. Russell currently serves on the board of the American Jewish Committee (Atlanta chapter) and is the President of Hebrew Order of David’s Magen David Lodge.