The office of Development and Alumni Relations seeks to fulfill the fundraising needs of the College of Information Sciences and Technology by securing gifts from alumni, friends, and corporations.
The office is committed to identifying, cultivating, soliciting and creating awareness among a multi-interest alumni and friend's constituency in order to build a strong donor base for IST. We do this by encouraging and leveraging collaboration with internal IST units, by seeking active interdisciplinary collaboration across college units and with other Penn State campuses, and by promoting active collaboration with business and industry.
The office also is charged with alumni relations for the college. The IST Alumni Society is committed to establishing a professional network that both the Alumni and the college can leverage. Their four key initiatives include: recruiting, retaining, fund raising, and marketing.