Executive Director, Alumni Relations, University of Pennsylvania
Elise began her tenure at Penn as an associate director of The Penn Fund and currently manages a majority of the institution’s alumni relations efforts, including communications, alumni education, the multicultural alliance, and alumni travel. She also founded and manages “Penn Traditions: Building Our Community,” a comprehensive student advancement program. Elise’s work in this area helped increase senior gift participation from 18% in 2001 to over 68% in 2008 and earned her a 2006 UPenn Model of Excellence Award. She presents at advancement conferences across the country and has consulted with numerous institutions interested in starting student advancement programs.