Alumni Board of Directors 2023-24

Pictured are the 2023–24 IUP Alumni Association Board of Directors. Front Row: Scott Rhoades M'06, Aaron Felter '01, Marc Hutzell '97, George Kelly '82, Chad Jurica '07, M'09, Kevin Bailey '86, M'90, Jenn Dunsmore '98.
Back Row: Kathie Basehore '71, Tina Steffy ’03, Sara Lawer '06, M'08, Heather Reed M’13, Leslie Purser ’80, Emily Smeltz ’01, Lisa Schlosser ’86, Debra Evans Smith '81, Mary Morgan '91

2023–24 IUP Alumni Association Board of Directors

The Alumni Association Board of Directors looks for opportunities and programs that will enable graduates of IUP to stay connected to their alma mater.

Leslie Miller Purser ’80, President

Leslie earned her bachelor of arts degree in studio art in 1980 and, upon graduation, was awarded her Army commission as a second lieutenant and was recognized as a Distinguished Military Graduate. After 37 years of service, she retired at the rank of major general. Her last assignment was as acting principal deputy assistant secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs. In 2018, Leslie received the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award for her career achievements. She now lives in Dandridge, Tennessee, with her husband, Joseph. They have two children, Jennifer and Justin.

Debra Evans Smith '81, Vice President 

Tina Steffy '03, Treasurer

Lisa Schlosser '86, Secretary


Kevin Bailey ’86, M’90
Kathie Kuvinka Basehore ’71
Aaron Felter '01
Marc Hutzell ’97
Chad Jurica '07, M'09
George Kelly ’82
Mary Morgan '91
Sara Lawer '06, M'08
Heather Camp Reed M’13
Scott Rhoades M'06
Emily Smeltz ’01, M’02


Michael Driscoll
President, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Jennifer Dunsmore ’98
Assistant Vice President for Alumni and Constituent Engagement, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Milady Lagunas
President, IUP Ambassadors

Abigail Hancox
President, Student Government Association

All past presidents of the IUP Alumni Association

New Members Welcome

Interested in volunteering to the board of directors for the Alumni Association? Review the job description and submit an application.

Know of an active alumnus or alumna who would make a great addition to the Alumni Association Board of Directors? See our Board of Directors Nomination Form.