Indiana State University staff member Rex Kendall has taken over the post of Alumni Association director for the ISU Foundation.
Kendall, who holds two degrees from Indiana State and is pursuing a third, has worked in the university’s Residential Life Office for the past 12 years. He began his new duties on Oct. 1.
“Rex has a true understanding of what it means to be a Sycamore. His love for and connection to his alma mater are evident and truly impressed the selection committee,” said Ron Carpenter, president of the ISU Foundation.
Kendall has been director of residential life at Indiana State since 2010. He previously served as associate director for 10 years and as an area director of residential life for three years earlier in his career. He has also worked at residential life offices at Western Kentucky University and the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
“Indiana State University has played a significant role in my personal development and professional success,” Kendall said. “I am pleased and humbled to be selected to serve as director of alumni affairs. I look forward to working with the alumni staff, ISU Foundation, Alumni Affairs Board and the university community as we collaboratively engage our alumni and advance Indiana State’s mission.”
At Indiana State, Kendall has been instrumental in advancing university initiatives such as The Pathway to Success strategic plan and the 50th celebration of the Sycamore Tricycle Derby. He has also served on a variety of campus committees, including the Faculty Senate and the Campus Homecoming Committee, developing connections with not only students, but also faculty, staff, alumni and the Terre Haute community.
“His experience will bring an enhanced vision and a wealth of existing alumni relationships to further the strategic direction to our alumni programming efforts,” Carpenter said. “I am looking forward to Rex’s leadership in advancing the Alumni Association’s mission and engaging others in the life of Indiana State. We are thrilled to have Rex on board prior to homecoming – he will truly be a great addition to the alumni team.”
Kendall holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s in student personnel work from Indiana State. He is scheduled to complete a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction in the Bayh College of Education at the end of the current academic year.