Rabbi Josh Josephs

Rabbi Dr. Josh Joseph, senior vice president at Yeshiva University, will receive the McInnis/Ryan Award for Mid-Career Higher Education Leadership at the Leadership Seminar of the American Association of University Administrators (AAUA) to be held June 7-8, 2018, at Widener University near Philadelphia. The title of the Seminar is “Things That Keep Higher Education Leaders Awake at Night: Considering Creative Approaches to Common Problems.”

“Receiving the McInnis/Ryan Award for Mid-Career Higher Education Leadership is a humbling yet welcome recognition of the important work we have all been doing here to advance Yeshiva University ever forward,” said Joseph. “It is an honor to join past recipients in receiving this award, and I salute this year’s nominees, each of whom has made impressive contributions to their fields. Finally, my very special thanks to the AAUA for selecting me and for validating that I do, indeed, have one of those special jobs that puts me in touch with so many amazing students, faculty, and colleagues who are working in a collaborative way to advance the goals of our extraordinary mission.”

“Dr. Joseph’s strategic approach to higher education and insightful analyses play a crucial role in Yeshiva University’s success,” said Dr. Berman. “He is a true asset to our institution and wholly deserving of this important recognition.”

Joseph has a BA from the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), a master’s in Jewish philosophy and a rabbinical ordination from YU, and most recently earned an EdD in educational leadership from UPenn. He has been an administrator at YU for over 12 years, beginning as a program officer, rising to chief of staff to the president, then vice president and senior vice president. In his current position, Joseph is responsible for student life, administrative services, recruitment and retention, communications, and strategic planning. He also teaches communication in the YU-affiliated Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary and administration and leadership in the doctoral program of the Wurzweiler School of Social Work.

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