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Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer
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Kirk Cerny joined Purdue as executive director and CEO in October 2006.

Throughout his career, Kirk Cerny has been recognized as an alumni manager focused on bringing technology and innovation to alumni association operations and programming. The Council of Alumni Association Executives honored Cerny with a Forman Fellowship for Research in Alumni Programming in 2000-2001.

Cerny earned a bachelor's degree in human biology in 1992 and a master's degree in higher education administration in 1998, both from the University of Kansas. He served as an admissions representative for KU from 1992 to 1994 and as director of chapters and constituent programs for the alumni association from 1994 until he was named senior vice president in 1999. In 2004 he was recruited to the University of Nebraska as Associate Executive Director in charge of membership and development.

A native of Nebraska, Cerny is an avid enthusiast of golf, shooting sports, and aviation.

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