Butler University has named Jonathan Purvis vice president for advancement. He most recently served as vice president for development and regional campuses at Indiana University. Prior to that, Purvis served as executive director of development and alumni relations for the Indiana University School of Education and senior director for capital projects at Washington University in St. Louis. He has also held varied positions at the IU Foundation ranging from executive director of special gifts and annual giving to assistant to the president.
Purvis holds the Certified Fund Raising Executive credential and has taught a variety of fundraising courses at Indiana University. He is a frequent presenter with the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and is a contributing author to the third edition of the acclaimed Achieving Excellence in Fundraising. Purvis holds a bachelor’s degree in English and master’s degree in Public Affairs, both from Indiana University.