IPFW Announces New Alumni Relations Director

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IPFW has named Debra Boggs director of alumni relations. The IPFW grad previously served as head of donor relations at Saint Francis University. September 12, 2014

News Release

FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) welcomes alumna Debra Boggs as its new director of alumni relations.

"Debra is one of 55,000 alumni who show their IPFW pride in northeast Indiana, throughout the country, and around the world," said Wendy Kobler, vice chancellor for advancement. "She'll help us build affinity groups, create alumni networking opportunities, and give our alumni exciting ways to connect with fellow Mastodons. I'm thrilled to work with her. Our alumni will love her!"

Boggs comes to IPFW from the University of Saint Francis, where she headed up donor relations. Prior to that, she worked in the university's Career Services, Alumni, and Development offices. She has an active history of fundraising and volunteerism, most recently as the alumni representative for IPFW’s Center for Social Research. She is a second-generation Fort Wayne native.

"I am excited and honored to come home to my alma mater and to serve our amazing community of alumni," Boggs said. "I encourage everyone to come back to campus and see the great things IPFW is doing today."

Boggs has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and an Associate of Science in Labor Studies from IPFW. She is finishing a Master of Science in Management (expected June 2015).

She began her role on July 23.

About IPFW

Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) is the largest university in northeast Indiana, offering more than 200 prestigious Indiana University and Purdue University degrees and certificates. The 688-acre campus in Fort Wayne is home to more than 10,000 degree-seeking students of diverse ages, races, and nationalities. IPFW is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access University accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Learn more about us at ipfw.edu.

Source: IPFW