Alumnus named to new alumni engagement post

Andy-and-AceUIndy has appointed one of its own to oversee services and activities for its 31,000 alumni around the world. Alumnus and veteran staff member Andrew M. Kocher ’98 has begun work as UIndy’s first associate vice president for alumni engagement, leading all alumni relations and annual giving operations in University Advancement. The Indianapolis native joined the University staff in 2001 as director of the annual fund and later was named director of planned and major gifts. More recently he has served as executive director of development. “I am excited to have this opportunity to serve my alma mater,” said Kocher. “Being a graduate and long-time member of the University staff means that I have seen firsthand the incredible work being done in our communities by fellow Greyhounds. I look forward to working with you to ensure all members of the UIndy community continue to enjoy the benefits of being ‘Forever a Greyhound.’” 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.”