2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog 
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2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived]

ISU Foundation

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Indiana State University Foundation


Dr. Gene C. Crume, President
R. Steven Brown, Vice President, Development
Kevin A. Hoolehan, Vice President, Finance and Controls
John P. Newton, Vice President, Alumni and Constituent Relations

The Indiana State University Foundation was established in 1928 to promote the educational purposes of the University and to acquire and manage assets for the use and benefit of Indiana State. It is separately incorporated 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization. The mission of the Foundation is to inspire others to become involved in the life of ISU and secure the resources to ensure the University’s growth and success.

The objectives of the Foundation include endowment management, constituent relations, and fundraising, which includes soliciting, receiving, and administering philanthropic contributions for a variety of purposes, including scholarships, awards, and research. For further information, contact the ISU Foundation at 812-237-3732.

Office of the President for the Indiana State University Foundation

Dr. Gene Crume, President
Gillum Hall, room 340

The president of the Foundation is accountable to the Indiana State University Foundation Board of Directors and maintains a close working relationship with the University president to help achieve the goals of the University through a planned, comprehensive, and coordinated program of activities in the areas of development, alumni affairs, and foundation relations. The president leads the Foundation’s efforts to diversify its revenue sources through the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of private funds from individuals, businesses and corporations, and foundations and oversight of the growth of the University’s endowment. Other responsibilities include leading the efforts to engage alumni more proactively in the life of their alma mater by involving them in the life of the University. In addition, the president directs activities that seek to increase the visibility and enhance the image of Indiana State University throughout the state of Indiana and the nation through media coverage, publications, special events, and marketing. The president also assists in strengthening ties between the University and the Terre Haute community.



Office of Development


R. Steven Brown, Vice President
Gillum Hall, room 360

The Office of Development has the responsibility to identify, plan, and implement all University fund-raising programs. The development team works to secure private gifts and grants from individuals, corporations, and foundations to support operating, endowment, and capital needs of the University.

Office of Alumni Affairs


John P. Newton, Vice President
Gillum Hall

The Indiana State University Office of Alumni Affairs establishes programs to promote a positive relationship between the alumni and the University and to represent the interests of alumni on campus. It is a part of the ISU Foundation.

Providing services for over 75,000 graduates and former students, the Alumni Office serves as headquarters for the Indiana State University Alumni Association, a dues paying organization coordinated by a 30-member Alumni Board of Directors. The individuals who serve on the Board of Directors are elected by alumni of the University on geographic and demographic bases. The Alumni Board of Directors is responsible for nominating two of the nine members of the University’s Board of Trustees.

Alumni are informed of University and alumni matters through The Indiana State University Magazine and the ISU Alumni Association electronic newsletter. The Student Alumni Association, sponsored by and working with the Alumni Office, serves as a link between students and alumni.