Advancement


Tammy Badger

Tamara Badger

Executive Assistant to the Vice President

Tammy is the Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Advancement. She previously worked as assistant to the Associate Director of Gift Records, where she was responsible for processing and recording all gifts made to the university.  Before joining the AU team, she worked 18 years as an Administrative Assistant within the student loan industry. […]

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Brenda Bailey

Brenda Bailey

Interim Endowed Scholarship Fund Manager

As Associate Director of Alumni Relations and Parent Programming, Brenda assisted the Alumni Director in finding ways to engage alumni, students, parents, and friends of the university by coordinating meaningful events, programs, and initiatives. After working within the university for a number of years, Brenda was inspired by some of her colleagues and mentors to […]

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Brent Baker

Brent Baker

Development Officer

In June of 2017, Brent Baker returned to his alma mater, Anderson University, as Development Officer for major gifts. Brent previously served as Vice President for Student Affairs/Student Life at AU from 2001-2016. Brent received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from AU, a Master’s degree in Student Personnel Administration from Ball State University and […]

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Brachen Collier

Brachen Collier

Associate Director of Data Management & Donor Research

Brachen Collier is the Associate Director of Data Management and Donor Research. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Anderson University in 2012. After graduating from AU, Brachen worked at DHL eCommerce. As an AU graduate, he has an enduring passion to positively impact student lives and help them achieve a great AU experience. […]

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Elyse Cromer

Elyse Cromer

Associate Director of Annual Giving

Elyse came to Anderson University with managerial experience in addition to having successfully run her own business for eleven years. She works to promote Annual Giving initiatives which support many areas of the university, but most importantly provide necessary funds for student financial aid. In addition, her efforts serve to strengthen relations with alumni, donors, […]

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Jen Hunt

Jen Hunt

Vice President for Advancement

In October of 2016, Jen Hunt returned to her alma mater, Anderson University, as Director of Development. Since September 2017, Jen has served in the role of Vice President of Advancement. Jen received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from AU and her law degree from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis. Her career in […]

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Linda Imel

Linda Imel

Development Officer

Linda Imel currently serves as a Development Officer, working closely with donors to help them connect their passion for AU with meaningful giving opportunities. Linda has been involved in various capacities at Anderson University since 2008. As a student, she earned her Bachelor of Organizational Leadership and Master of Business Administration degrees through the Department […]

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Allison Ludwig

Allison Ludwig

Project Manager

Allison Ludwig is the project manager for Anderson University’s Office of Advancement. She coordinates with members of the Advancement, Alumni, Development, and Annual Giving staff on events, communications, and projects for AU donors and alumni. Allison graduated from AU in 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree in communications and public relations. After graduation, she began working […]

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Brian Martin

Brian Martin

Development Officer

Brian Martin is a development officer for Anderson University. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Bible and religion and has been serving as a minister with the church in Anderson since 1992. He is married to his best friend, with whom he has 6 children (3 boys and 3 girls). He has been serving God at […]

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Jennifer Steiner

Jennifer Steiner

Associate Director for Gift Records

Jennifer is responsible for receipting and recording all gifts made to the university. She also manages the university’s employer-matching gifts. Jennifer joined the AU staff in 1978 and has been working in Advancement and gift records since 1981. She is very knowledgeable about all aspects of gift management and the advancement area’s database system. Jennifer […]

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Scott Tilley

Scott Tilley

Director of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving

Scott Tilley assumed the role of Director of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving in December of 2016. For the past 17 years, Scott served as the associate pastor of a large church in Goshen, Indiana. Prior to full-time ministry, Scott worked as the communications director for a national insurance/financial services organization, as director of marketing/public […]

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