William G. Schaeffer ’73CBA

Director of University Relations, Division of Institutional Advancement
schaeffw@stjohns.edu
Tel (718) 990-6802

Bill is responsible for reviewing the University’s local and regional alumni and identifying prospective major donors. He works closely with other administrators in the Division to engage these potential donors and to solicit them for their support. 

A former New York Nets basketball player, Bill returned to alma mater as Director of Alumni Relations in September 2003 to lead the University's efforts in engaging and serving alumni and friends. In that role, Bill was responsible for outreach to and coordination of activities within the University’s Regional Alumni Chapters, focusing his efforts on Chapter engagement. 

From 1971-1973 during his student days, he played on the men's basketball team setting two individual season records for highest scoring average and highest field goal average.  As the 1973 recipient of the Haggerty Award, he was recognized as New York's Most Outstanding Player and in 1990 was inducted into the University's Athletic Hall of Fame.  He played for the New York Nets from 1973 - 1976 and most recently enjoyed a successful career in equity research sales at various Wall Street firms including Jefferies & Co., McDonald & Co. and Price Waterhouse & Company.

Bill earned his B.S. in Accounting from St. John’s College of Business Administration.