Director of Development
(765) 494-7890 or (800) 535-7303
A Lafayette native and Purdue graduate in communications, Christina joined HHS Development and Alumni Relations in July 2010. She held the same position in the former College of Consumer and Family Sciences from November 2007 through June 2010. Prior to coming to Purdue, Christina served as bank sales manager at Salin Bank and Trust Co., and she worked for the Simon Property Group doing sales and marketing in the Tippecanoe Mall Management Office.
Christina is director of development for the areas of Consumer Sciences and Retailing; Hospitality and Tourism Management; Human Development and Family Studies; Nutrition Science; Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences; and HHS Extension (grant writing and fundraising consulting).
Christina had her sights set on University Development since her days as an undergraduate student, and she is thrilled to be a part of the HHS staff. She says that she knew development was the perfect job for her because it combines meeting and learning from fascinating alumni, traveling, and most importantly, working for her alma mater! In addition to her work at Purdue, Christina is proud to serve on the Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Lafayette.
Christina and her husband, Josh, live in Lafayette. They were blessed to welcome a baby girl, Wren, in November 2010 and they also have two Lhasa Apsos named Kowe and Luke. Christina enjoys traveling, reading, crafting and shopping, but nothing suits her better than being a mom.
HHS Office of Advancement Staff
Judith Schumaker, Director of Advancement
Debra Booth, Administrative Assistant
Pamela Dexter, Director of Development
• Oversees: HK, HSCI, NURS, PSY
Travis D. Tester, Director of Donor Relations and Events
Eric Woods, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
Christina Wright, Director of Development
• Oversees: CSR, HDFS, HTM, NUTR, SLHS and Extension