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John Dinkens

Chief Development Officer, Pharmacy, Purdue University

John has extensive experience as a professional fundraiser. From non-institutional community organizations to frontline development work in multi-billion dollar higher education campaigns, John has consistently led teams to meet and exceed fundraising goals. John’s six-year tenure at the helm has seen the College achieve six of its top seven fundraising years in unit history.

During his career, John has taken great pride in mentoring new hires, with a focus on strategies to train, retain and empower employees for success starting day one of their employment. John’s servant leadership approach and his creation of this 30-60-90 day plan encourage collaboration and performance. John is motivated when the University, College and his employees achieve unprecedented fundraising heights under his watch.