National University Alumna Karen Schiller Appointed to Acting Director with Internal Revenue Service

San Diego, Calif. – National University alumna Karen Schiller has been appointed to serve as acting Director of Rulings and Agreements for Exempt Organizations by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) effective immediately. Schiller earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from San Diego-based National University in 1987.

Previously the Director, Exam Planning and Delivery for Small Business/Self-Employed Division, Schiller was called on to help lead the tax-exempt division during a difficult period in which the agency is accused of targeting political groups.

A veteran IRS employee for 25 years, Schiller carries a strong track record along with extensive knowledge of exam and management issues.

Schiller began her career as a Revenue Agent in San Diego, California, in 1987 and has held numerous leadership positions across the country since. In her current role in SB/SE based in New Carrollton, she oversees Examination Management Information Systems, Examination Return Selection and Workload Planning and Analysis. Prior to this position, she was the Director, Exam Operations Support and prior to that the acting Area Director for South Atlantic Area Examination.

National University’s Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree prepares students for career opportunities and advancement in business and industry. Successful completion of the lower- and upper-division business administration degree requirements ensures that graduates comprehend the relationships among marketing, quantitative theory, accountancy, economic principles and financial, human and organizational management.

About National University

Founded in 1971, National University is the second-largest private, nonprofit university in California and the 12th-largest in the United States. With 23,000 full-time students and more than 185,000 alumni, National University is the flagship institution of the National University System. National University is dedicated to making lifelong learning opportunities accessible, challenging, and relevant to a diverse population of students. Five schools and one college – the College of Letters and Sciences; the School of Business and Management; the School of Education; the School of Engineering, Technology and Media; the School of Health and Human Services; and the School of Professional Studies – offer 133 graduate and undergraduate degrees and 23 teacher credentials at more than 45 locations throughout California and across the nation. A leader in online education, National University offers more than 70-degree programs via the Internet. National University is headquartered in La Jolla, California. To learn more, visit