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Bob Shriner

Chief Development Officer

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As the Chief Development Officer for Student Life at Purdue University, Bob Shriner oversees a development team responsible for fundraising and donor relations for the divisions of Student Life and Teaching & Learning. In this role, he works to raise the gift dollars needed to support a broad range of innovative and impactful programs and special initiatives taking place within the departments the Student Life Development Office serves. Private giving supports Purdue University in its mission to deliver higher education at the highest proven value. The generosity of our alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends grants opportunities and transforms lives. Bob enjoys working with the many incredible alumni and friends who offer their time, talent and treasure to positively impact our Boilermaker students.

Bob earned his Bachelor of Science in Management from Purdue. He also holds a Master of Science from the University of Louisville. While a student at Purdue, Bob was a member of several ensembles within Bands & Orchestras, including the "All-American" Marching Band. He performed at the 2001 Rose Bowl and served as one of the marching band's drum majors during his senior year. Bob has worked in University Development at Purdue since 2014, previously holding positions in both the School of Mechanical Engineering and in Student Life and Teaching & Learning. He has additional fundraising experience as a former member of the advancement staff at the Culver Academies.

Originally from Mishawaka, Indiana, Bob currently resides in West Lafayette and has deep family ties to both Purdue and the Greater Lafayette community as a fourth generation Boilermaker. He is an avid sports fan and follows his beloved Boilermakers and Chicago Cubs very closely. Bob is excited to work with an excellent team of colleagues and is honored to be in a position to serve Purdue's students. He is motivated to provide Purdue's generous donors with an exceptional and impactful experience while helping to ensure current and future Boilermakers continue to benefit from a robust and rich college experience.