Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
Eric is an Indiana University/Purdue University graduate with a B.A. in Social and Behavioral Science. Before joining Purdue's University Development Office, Eric served for 20 years as an account executive and sales manager with Burkhart Advertising, Inc., in Lafayette. Prior to this he was general manager for Signature Inns in Kokomo and Indianapolis. Eric brings his corporate experience and knowledge to his position at Purdue University.
Eric's civic involvement is varied. He is a proud member of Rotary International and has served on the board of directors for the Lafayette Daybreak Club, and organization for which he also served as club president. Eric has also served on committees for AdFed of North Central Indiana, the YMCA of Kokomo and the United Way of Greater Lafayette. He is a graduate of two leadership academies in Lafayette and Kokomo.
Eric and his wife, Lisa, live in the Lafayette area and they have two children, Evan and Erin. Evan will attend Purdue University in the fall of 2013 with Erin soon to follow. Eric is passionate about Purdue athletics, the Cincinnati Reds and the Minnesota Vikings, although his kids' sports activities are always his number one priority.
HHS Office of Advancement Staff
Judith Schumaker, Director of Advancement
Debra Booth, Administrative Assistant
Travis D. Tester, Director of Donor Relations and Events
Eric Woods, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
Christina Wright, Director of Development