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Judith SchumakerJudith Schumaker

Director of Advancement

(765) 494-7890 or (800) 535-7303

Judy is a Purdue graduate with a B.S. in psychological sciences and a minor in sociology. She became the inaugural Director of Advancement for the College of Health and Human Sciences in January 2011 after serving in the same position for Purdue Libraries since 2001. She started her career at Purdue in 1990 as associate director of development for the College of Liberal Arts. Prior to coming to the University, she was director of marketing and fundraising for Sycamore Girl Scout Council and a marketing assistant at EM Lubricants, a subsidiary of Great Lakes Chemical in her earliest career.

She brings 30 years of professional experience to the College. During those years, she has developed and applied skills in private fundraising, marketing, event planning, strategic planning, grant writing, magazine writing and editing, and alumni relations. One of the programs she has been most passionate about is Purdue Women for Philanthropy. She says, “I have seen many women become energized by finding their 'philanthropic voices'. It's been truly gratifying. At the same time, it has been a personal journey that has renewed my own view of philanthropy."

Judy serves on the board of the Serra Club, Region 7, and is an active volunteer in her church. She was past president of the National Fundraising Professionals (NFP) local chapter and served on NFPs state board of directors. She has also served on the Purdue Alumni Association board of directors.

Judy is continuously revitalized in meeting with the College of Health and Human Sciences alumni and friends and in working with the College's faculty, staff and students. Sharing the vision of the College with constituents and helping them engage where their interests and passions lie is truly rewarding. She feels the deep sense of commitment to the mission of Purdue and a sense of loyalty and pride in being part of the Purdue family.

Judy and husband Dan, an electrical engineer, have two adult children, Jen, a Purdue grad and Purdue research associate in the HHS College; and Matt, a plumber and VP of the company in Anchorage, Alaska, who has a five-year-old son, Gabriel.


Advancement Office Staff

Judith Schumaker, Director of Advancement

Jan Beach, Administrative Assistant

Debra Booth, Manager of Donor Operations and Stewardship

Casey Dexter, Director of Donor Relations and Events

Director of Development (Position currently Open)
(Consumer Science, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Human Development and Family Studies, Nutrition Science, and Psychological Sciences)

Brandt Patz, Director of Development
(Health and Kinesiology, Health Sciences, Nursing, and Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences)
Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations (currently open)