Rutgers University Douglass Residential College has appointed Ms. Elia Desruisseaux, J.D. as Associate Dean for Advancement. Ms. Desruisseaux is a senior philanthropy leader with over 25 years’ of advancement experience. She most recently served as Vice President for Development for the Visiting Nurse Association Health Group Foundation. Her prior experience includes leadership advancement positions at Project Hope, Cancer Institute of New Jersey Foundation, Lenox Hill Hospital (NYC), and Columbia University Medical Center. She began her career as an attorney in private practice with Proskauer Rose LLP and Bond, Schoeneck & King. Ms. Desruisseaux holds a J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law and a BA in English from Indiana University, Bloomington.