COLUMBUS: Ohio State University has hired a new chief fundraiser who helped two other large schools raise more than $3 billion each.

The Columbus Dispatch reports that 55-year-old Michael Eicher will join OSU in Columbus on Nov. 1. Heís currently senior vice president for external affairs and development at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Eicher oversaw the tail-end of a fundraising campaign at Johns Hopkins that brought in more than $3.7 billion. Before that, he was vice chancellor at UCLA where he designed and led a $3 billion campaign that ended in 2005.

Eicher will earn $700,000 a year as OSUís senior vice president of advancement, making him the 8th highest paid employee at the school.