Wayne Firestone stepping down as CEO of Hillel

After seven years as the chief executive at Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life, Wayne Firestone will be stepping down from his post in June 2013.

Firestone has worked at Hillel for more than a decade and served as its CEO since 2005. He took over after the much-heralded tenure of Richard Joel, who left to become president of Yeshiva University, and Avram Infeld, who guided the organization for two years through the transitional period after Joel’s departure.

Firestone said he is not sure what he will do next but that he wishes to remain active in Jewish affairs.

In recent years, Firestone has pushed for more programming aimed at Jewish students who don’t venture into their campus Hillel buildings, with an emphasis on peer-to-peer outreach. — jta