Watkins, who will lead the IUSAA Board of Directors, graduated from IU Southeast in 1979 with a bachelor’s degree in secondary education. He has worked at New Hope Services, Inc. since 1981 and is currently the support services manager. New Hope Services is a Jeffersonville-based nonprofit that provides a wide array of services that range from affordable housing and therapies to job training and food pantries for children, adults, and senior citizens with a variety of needs.
Joining Watkins as the 2012-13 Alumni Board officers are vice president Lynn Prinz, secretary Phyllis Andres, treasurer Jim Bradshaw, and immediate past president Mike Naville. Other board members include John Crase, Oneita Phillips, Leah Phillips-Black, Therese Sirles, Nicole Yates, and Dale Brown, the IU Southeast Student Alumni Association representative.
For more information on the IU Southeast Alumni Association, including how to join, please visit the website at ius.edu/alumni.