IU Southeast hires new development officers

16th May 2011

NEW ALBANY, IN (May 16, 2011) – Indiana University Southeast is pleased to announce the hiring of two development officers for the campus. 


Kirk Randolph and Melissa Weissinger joined IU Southeast on Monday, May 16, as development officers within the Office of Development. Each will be responsible for working with donors on major gifts and annual gifts to the campus. Duties will be split between the various schools and departments at IU Southeast.

“Cultivating relationships with current and potential donors is an essential part of our advancement activities here at the University,” said IU Southeast Chancellor Sandra R. Patterson-Randles. “Both Kirk and Melissa are well-qualified individuals whose knowledge of our community can promote effective partnerships. We are honored to have them join our Office of Development, and we believe they are exactly what IU Southeast needs to enhance donor relations.”

Randolph has been a member of the IU Southeast staff since 2006, previously serving as donor relations coordinator and benefits specialist. He received his B.A. in music with a concentration in business administration from Indiana State University in 2000. He also received his associate degree in culinary arts from Sullivan University in Louisville in 2005. Randolph is an oboist with the IU Southeast Orchestra, and he served as an adjunct professor in Music Business at IU Southeast in 2003-04. 


Weissinger is an IU Southeast alumna who received her B.A. in psychology with a minor in Germanic studies in 2005. She is a member of the IU Southeast Alumni Association Board. Before joining IU Southeast, Weissinger worked as the director of grants and donor services at The Community Foundation of Southern Indiana. She also served as the advancement office administrator at The De Paul School in Louisville.

The campus’s previous development director moved on to an East Coast position in 2010. The new development officers will report to interim Vice Chancellor for Alumni and Community Relations Jerry Wayne.


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