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Last modified: Thursday, July 7, 2011

IU Alumni Association names new leaders

July 7, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The Indiana University Alumni Association today announced the appointment of two new senior officers to lead alumni programs and alumni relations.

Brian Breittholz

Brian Breittholz

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Brian Breittholz will serve as the senior alumni program officer and Jennifer Goins will serve as the senior alumni relations officer, according to an announcement by J Thomas Forbes, executive director of the IU Alumni Association.

"These two appointments align Indiana University to maximize alumni involvement in the life of the university," Forbes said. "These two leaders will bring complementary skills and experiences to us to catalyze our work globally."

In his new position, Breittholz will lead the IU Alumni Programs Department and focus on alumni personal enrichment and service opportunities.

Breittholz is currently the associate director of the Miami University Alumni Association in Oxford, Ohio, and leads alumni continuing education programs and the Miami University Student Foundation. He began his career in student affairs at the University of Akron and has served in a variety of institutional advancement roles at Ohio University and Miami University. A New York native, Breittholz holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the Ohio University E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. He earned his master's degree in education at Ohio University and the Certificate in Fund Raising Management from the Indiana University Center on Philanthropy.

Jennifer Goins

Jennifer Goins

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Jennifer Goins will lead the IU Alumni Communities and Leadership Department as senior alumni relations officer. Her work will focus on the development of a global network of IU alumni groups and leaders.

Currently the senior director of alumni chapters at IUAA, Goins is an Indiana native and the former associate director of alumni relations for the IU Kelley School of Business. She also previously served as assistant director of admissions for IU Bloomington and director of campus life for Youth for Christ. Goins holds a bachelor's degree in education, theatre, and speech communication from IU.

Breittholz and Goins were selected by a university-wide search committee led by Stefan Davis, IUAA chief enrichment officer.

The IU Alumni Association was founded in 1854 and has more than 550,000 graduates worldwide. More than 270,000 IU graduates live in Indiana.