BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Indiana University Student Foundation (IUSF) announced that Danielle Mitchell has been named director of the organization. In this role, Mitchell will lead a team responsible for student mentoring and leadership programming.
The focus of the IUSF is to prepare students to be extraordinary leaders, to encourage the student body and alumni groups to provide private support for IU, and to engage participants in activities that build lifelong relationships with Indiana University and the IUSF. Mitchell and the IUSF team will work with a corps of up to 500 students.
“I'm very excited that Danielle will be joining the Indiana University Foundation family,” said Jeff Lindauer, IU Foundation associate vice president for development. “Her unique background in both higher education and the corporate sector will provide an excellent basis for her leadership of the IU Student Foundation.”
Mitchell comes to the IUSF from Credit Suisse, where she served for the past three years as an assistant vice president. In this role, she worked to improve diversity recruitment practices targeting undergraduate programs, including recruiting candidates, training new hires, and designing high-profile events. Prior to this position, Mitchell served as department administrator for the Applied Psychology Department at New York University. Mitchell holds a doctor of philosophy and master of arts in higher education administration and personnel from New York University, as well as a bachelor of science in business administration from Northeastern University.
“I’m thrilled to join the IU Student Foundation. Over the course of my career I have had the opportunity to be a part of strong organizations and I know this experience will be no different,” said IUSF Director Danielle Mitchell. “I look forward to taking on the challenges the IUSF will face in the 21st century as we continually strive to attract talented students and provide learning opportunities that will help them in their lives after college.”
Founded in 1950, the IUSF provides leadership and scholarship opportunities for Indiana University undergraduate students. With over 20,000 alumni, the IUSF annually awards more than $100,000 in scholarships and grants. The organization’s premier event is the famed Little 500 bicycle race, which is the subject of the 1979 Academy Award-winning film, Breaking Away. The Little 500 annually attracts more than 25,000 spectators. Race proceeds fund scholarships for Indiana University working students.
Founded in 1936, the Indiana University Foundation is dedicated to maximizing private sector support for Indiana University by conducting fundraising campaigns and programs, investing the endowment, and providing the infrastructure and services that support these efforts. The Foundation partners with and serves all eight Indiana University campuses.