updated: 7/1/2009 10:37:26 AM

Purdue Calumet Names New Vice Chancellor

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Purdue University Calumet has named Evansville native Daniel Hendricks as its vice chancellor for advancement. He previously served in a similar position at Western Illinois University. Hendricks will succeed Judith Kaufman, who is retiring from the post she has held at Purdue Calumet since 2004.

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HAMMOND, Ind. — An accomplished, 25-year fundraising professional and administrator in higher education and other not-for-profit settings has been appointed Vice Chancellor for Advancement at Purdue University Calumet.

Upon ratification by the Purdue University Board of Trustees, Evansville native Daniel L. Hendricks will join the Purdue Calumet senior leadership team Aug. 3. Hendricks, previously Vice President for Advancement and Public Services at Western Illinois University (WIU) and Executive Officer of the WIU Foundation, will oversee Purdue Calumet’s development, alumni, and marketing/university relations units.

He will succeed the retiring Judith Kaufman, who headed Purdue Calumet’s advancement operation since 2004.

“Dan brings an outstanding track record of fundraising performance,” Purdue Calumet Chancellor Howard Cohen said. “He offers great rapport and fresh, creative ideas about how to build support. I am excited that he has agreed to join our Purdue Calumet team.”

Hendricks’ accomplishments during the past four years at Western Illinois included increasing gift and pledge funding by 70 percent in three years, developing a vertical marketing principles initiative to effectively cultivate prospective major donors and redesigning an entertainment program that tripled major donor and alumni participation.

“I am eager to help engage in the fulfillment of the type of visionary leadership that so impresses me about Purdue University Calumet,” Hendricks said. “The commitment to experiential learning as a comprehensive mandate is unique and remarkable. I look forward to building on the strengths and commitment of alumni and friends, while involving the extended family of Purdue Calumet in our advancement efforts.”

Hendricks’ background also includes positions as Vice President and Chief Development Officer of the Louisiana State University Foundation, Director and Chief Operations Officer of The Campaign for the University of Kentucky and Director of Planned Giving at Hanover College.

Additionally, he is a former Presbyterian minister, university faculty instructor, and has served on the Boards of Directors of various not-for-profit organizations. He also has published several fundraising articles and training manuals

“I am impressed with all that Purdue Calumet has to offer,” he said. “This position affords me a chance to come back home to Indiana and apply my background in exhilarating ways.”

Hendricks holds a baccalaureate degree from DePauw University, and master’s and doctorate degrees from Duke. He also received a fellowship from the University of Geneva (Switzerland).

Part of the Purdue University system, Purdue Calumet is a comprehensive regional university of more than 9,300 students. It is located in northwest Indiana, 25 miles southeast of downtown Chicago and offers some 100 undergraduate and graduate level academic programs.

Source: Purdue University Calumet

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