Vincennes Names Foundation Executive Director

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The Vincennes University Foundation has named Kristi Deetz executive director. Deetz will also serve in the newly-formed role of Senior Director of Advancement for the institution.

Deetz most recently worked as the Foundation’s interim director while simultaneously holding the position of senior director of external relations.

Deetz has more than 25 years of experience working at the university.She was communications manager at VU for two years, following 13 years as producer/director for WVUT-TV, housed in the VU broadcasting department. During her time at WVUT she was also an adjunct instructor of broadcasting.

“The establishment of this dual role is the next step in a renewed relationship between the University and the VU Foundation. Resources are a key challenge for all higher education institutions. I look forward to working with Kristi to build on successful fundraising initiatives that will enhance student success, college attainment, and the reputation and strength of the University,” VU President Chuck Johnson said in a news release.

Deetz earned a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications and a master’s degree in Executive Development in Public Service, both from Ball State University.

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