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Christy Harrison

BA 1990 Communication

Senior Director of Development for the College of Health and Human Sciences at Purdue for Life Foundation

Christy graduated from Purdue in 1990. She’s worked as Advertising Director and Business Adviser in college student media at the Purdue Exponent and the Daily Vidette at Illinois State University. She earned a Master of Science Degree in College Student Personnel Administration in 2010 from Illinois State University. She returned to Purdue in 2011, first as an Assistant Director of Development in Mathematics and then as Director of Development for Computer Science and Physics in the College of Science.

Starting in 2016, Christy served as a Senior Advancement Officer at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA. There she cultivated and grew the Midwest and Southern states territory, working with alumni from all disciplines.

Christy returned to her Boilermaker roots in September 2022, joining the advancement team in the College of Health and Human Sciences. Here, she serves as Senior Director of Development representing the School of Nursing, the School of Health Sciences, the Department of Human Development and Family Science, the Military Family Research Institute, and the Center for Families.

Christy resides in West Lafayette with her husband Tom. Together they enjoy traveling to historic battlefields and presidential homes. Christy is a recently converted Disney Junkie, so when they aren’t getting their history fix, you might find them visiting the Big Rat. Fall is her favorite season – football, scary movies, and all things pumpkin spice. She enjoys working in her garden and trying new recipes on unsuspecting guests.