The Alumni Association staff serves more than 100,000 alumni all around the world by engaging them in the life of Indiana State University. We give Sycamores a chance to connect with classmates and share old memories while making new ones through a variety of annual events. Whether you are a life-long Sycamore who always makes it back for Homecoming, or a new alumni just planting yourself in a new city, it is never the wrong time to get back to your roots! Please contact any of the staff members below to find out more about how you can get involved in the life of ISU.

Rex Kendall

Executive Director
Phone Number: 812.237.6141

Rex joined the Foundation in October 2012 as the Director of the Alumni Association. Currently, as Executive Director, Rex is responsible for engaging alumni and friends in the life of Indiana State University. His previous work experience includes working in academic affairs, student affairs, Greek life and Housing/Residential Life in the higher education field. Most recently he worked in residential life at Indiana State. Rex earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from Indiana State. Rex is proud to be a Sycamore and looks forward to meeting new alumni and friends of the University and engaging them in the life of Indiana State.




Morgan Patterson, Assistant DirectorMorgan Patterson

Assistant Director
Phone Number: 812.237.6147

Morgan Patterson is the Assistant Director of Communications and Outreach for the Indiana State Alumni Association. Morgan has spent three years with Indiana State connecting alumni, fans, and friends through athletic fundraising and communications with the Sycamore Athletic Fund. In her role as Assistant Director, she will connect alumni with their alma mater to share the great successes of fellow Sycamores and the University as a whole. Morgan enjoys meeting alumni, hearing about their experiences at Indiana State, and sharing their stories in meaningful ways. She is a proud Sycamore fan!

Morgan is a Terre Haute native and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. In her free time, Morgan enjoys playing golf and outdoor adventures with her dogs, Divot and Shadow.



Al PeroneAl Perone

Assistant Director

Phone Number: 812.237.6140

Al Perone is the ISU Alumni Association Assistant Director for Alumni Membership and Outreach. Al has spent the last 37 years at Indiana State University in the division of student affairs getting to know our future alumni. In his role as Assistant Director, he will engage alumni in regional alumni clubs and work closely with alumni to help them reconnect with their student experiences. Al plans to continue his loyalty to Sycamore Athletics and add to the more than 60 campuses where he has seen Sycamore Teams compete.

Al is a native of Yonkers, New York, but has lived in Indiana after completing both a Bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in student affairs in higher education, both from Indiana State University. In his free time he enjoys traveling, cycling, and watching all sports, but is partial to the Sycamores and the Yankees.



John Newton

Emeritus Vice President of the Alumni Association
Phone Number: 812.237.6153

John Newton serves as the Emeritus Vice President for Alumni Affairs and Constituent Relations. His first memories of Indiana State date back to the ISTC Gym and watching Sycamore basketball greats Johnny Dow and Johnny Robbins lead fast breaks! A native of Terre Haute, he graduated from Wiley High School in 1965 and ISU in 1970 and 1980. John has been employed at ISU for more than 35 years. His work experience includes alumni affairs, public relations and development. He states he has worked with great mentors and has come to know literally thousands of ISU alumni, and has an overwhelming love and appreciation for our alma mater. His older daughter Anne is an ISU graduate with degrees in Political Science and Spanish and is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center. His younger daughter Katy attended ISU and is completing her degree in Indianapolis. His stepson Craig is a graduate of the ISU School of Business with both a BS and MBA. His brothers and sister, nieces and nephews, aunts, and uncles all attended ISU. 






ISU Alumni Association

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Terre Haute, IN 47809
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