Who We Are

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Who We Are

Who We Are

Melissa WeissingerMelissa Weissinger

Development Director
(812) 941-2081

Melissa joined the Office of Development in 2011. She graduated from IU Southeast with a B.A. in Psychology, and a minor in Germanic Studies. While a student at IU Southeast she was a recipient of the Chancellor's Medallion Scholarship, and served as Student Government Association President. Prior to joining the development team, she held the position of Director of Grants and Donor Services for five years with the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana. She is a native of southern Indiana and lives in New Albany with her husband, Sam.

Robert C KoenigRobert Koenig

Development Officer
(812) 941-2569

Rob Koenig joined the Office of Development in 2013. His favorite part of the job is working with generous people who want to make a sustainable impact for the campus and for students. He is always amazed at the number of students that can benefit from the idea of one donor. Prior to coming to IU Southeast, Rob served nonprofit organizations throughout the country as an annual fund manager and as an account manager for a fundraising agency. Rob told us “With so many great courses and programs, I think IU Southeast is an incredible place – not only for students seeking a degree – but for all of the people in our region.”

Mr. Jerry WayneMr. Jerry Wayne

Vice Chancellor for Alumni & Community Relations
(812) 941-2417

Jerry Wayne is an IU Southeast graduate, earning his B.S., Business Management degree in 1979. He is a two-time recipient of the IU Southeast School of Business Award of Excellence and also received the IU Southeast Distinguished Alumni Award in 2005. Jerry has served on the Chancellor's Advisory Board prior to joining the staff in 2009 as Director of Alumni Affairs. In 2010, Jerry became the Vice Chancellor for Alumni & Community Relations and also provides oversight and leadership to the Office of Development.

Hannah Schuler

Development Assistant
(812) 941-2564

Giving Opportunities

There are many ways to give that not only help define quality education and create excellence at IU Southeast but also allow you to meet your own personal and financial goals.


Donor Spotlight

Donor Spotlight Photo: Mrs. Evelyn Ott, Founder, Ott Scholarship

Mrs. Evelyn Ott

Founder, Ott Scholarship

Evelyn Farrell Ott chose to make her $100,000 gift to the University to honor her late husband, Leland, and their commitment to higher education. This newly established endowed fund, the Leland Edward Ott, Ph.D., and Evelyn Farrell Ott Scholarship, will provide two undergraduate scholarships annually.


Tax Advantages

Indiana taxpayers may take a tax credit of 50 percent of their gift to IU Southeast - 100 percent of donations may be deducted on Federal Taxes.