Assistant Director of Development, Annual Fund
Justin Berger was hired as assistant director of development for the Green Wave Club at Tulane University in June of 2018.
Berger arrived in New Orleans after six years at the University at Albany, including four seasons as a member of the men’s lacrosse program and two as a graduate assistant for student-athlete services.
In his role, Berger advised incoming student-athletes with an emphasis on both academic and social development, while scheduling and organizing community service events for all 18 athletics programs. He also identified and solicited new members for the Great Dane Athletic Club with a focus on young alumni, as he planned and managed various donor events such as the GDAC Golf Outing.
As a student-athlete, Berger helped Albany win three-straight America East Conference championships from 2013-15 and achieve four consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances. The Great Danes reached the quarterfinals in 2014 and 2015.
He served on the NCAA Division I Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and served as Chair of the America East’s SAAC where he organized the response to NCAA Division I’s national student-athlete Time Demands Survey, resulting in the highest response rate of any conference in the country.
In the classroom, Berger graduated magna cum laude from Albany with a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2016, before completing his master’s degree in educational policy and leadership with a concentration in higher education at his alma mater in 2018. He was a dean’s list student each semester during his undergraduate studies and received the UAlbany President’s Outstanding Senior Award and the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence in the spring of 2016.
Berger also worked as a radio statistician for the NFL’s New York Giants from 2013-17 and was game day statistical inputter for the New York Knicks for six seasons beginning in 2012.