|Jim Bertoli may be from western
Pennsylvania- and an enthusiastic supporter of Pittsburgh sports
teams-but he's well aware of Rose-Hulman's prestige and heritage in
his second "hometown" of Terre Haute.
"I have long admired Rose-Hulman, its people, and,
especially, the loyal support from its alumni," he says.
Bertoli is finding out those deep loyalties- one
handshake at a time-as he gets acquainted with alumni throughout
the country as the new Executive Director of Alumni Affairs.
A member of the Terre Haute community since 1997,
Bertoli has served as executive director of the Union Hospital
Foundation and United Way of the Wabash
|Valley, and is a former head
volleyball coach at Indiana State University.
"I'm a people person, and, as a former coach, I
appreciate being a member of a winning team. We have won 13
straight national championships (U.S. News & World Report
annual college rankings)," he says. "We need to tap into the
alumni's loyalty and excitement, provide more and better service to
our alumni, and strengthen relationships that benefit alumni and
"I want to get valuable feedback from alumni," he
continues. "We want alumni to be familiar and comfortable with the
Office of Alumni Affairs. We're here to help them."
Conrad's strong people skills and knowledge of working with
engineers made him a great fit to become Senior Director of Planned
Giving. He joins Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Rickey N. McCurry and Director of Planned Giving Chris
|Aimone to create a team of
attorneys who are experts in wealth management and estate
Conrad has experience building sustainable and
successful planned giving programs at Florida State University,
Florida International University, and Ohio University, and was
instrumental in helping the development teams at these institutions
receive the largest gifts in school history.