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New leader tapped for alumni engagement


UIndy has appointed an executive to oversee services for its 31,000 alumni around the world.

Alumnus and veteran staff member Andrew M. Kocher has begun work as UIndy’s first associate vice president for alumni engagement, leading all alumni relations and annual giving operations in the Department of University Advancement.

The Indianapolis native and 1998 UIndy graduate joined the university staff in 2001 as director of the annual fund and later was promoted to director of planned and major gifts. More recently he has served as executive director of development.

Christopher Molloy, vice president for University Advancement, said the appointment resulted from a national search.

“The search committee unanimously felt the best candidate was right here in our back yard,” Molloy said. “Andy Kocher has the right professional skills, combined with a strong understanding of UIndy’s traditions and values, to be just the right person for this important position.”