Purdue's VP for development resigns

April 1, 2013  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Lisa D. Calvert, Purdue's vice president for development, announced Monday (April 1) her resignation from the university, effective immediately.

"Purdue has benefited from Lisa's talents, and we thank her for her contributions," Purdue President Mitch Daniels said. "The task now will be to build on the foundation she helped create and maintain our fundraising momentum."

Calvert came to Purdue in September 2010. Prior to that, she had been vice president for university relations at Creighton University in Omaha since 2003.

The University Development Office plans, coordinates and implements fundraising programs among alumni, friends, corporations and foundations. Those contributions are used to fund and support scholarships, fellowships, professorships, research, buildings and renovations.

Purdue reported fundraising activity of $298.8 million in the 2012 fiscal year that ended June 30. That was 32 percent higher than in 2011 and the university's second-highest annual total ever.

Amy R. Noah, associate vice president for development, will assume the direction of development efforts on an interim basis, Daniels said.

Contact: Chris Sigurdson, assistant vice president for external relations, 765-496-2644, sig@purdue.edu

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