Soar, Ravens, Soar!
From day one, when you had your first experience of Real Life: Together here at AU, you’ve been making us proud! Over 25,000 AU Ravens like you are soaring high in their careers, ministries, communities, and families.
No matter where you are in your journey, the Anderson University Alumni Office is here to help you stay in touch with your fellow Ravens, make exciting new connections, and grow personally and professionally.
“I have had a lot of family who attended here. My parents met here, my grandparents met here, my aunts and uncles on both sides of my family have all gone here. So naturally, I tried to be my own person and not come here. But when I visited, I just fell in love with the campus and felt like the community and the lifestyle expectations were great. And to just think about all the people who have contributed to my life in getting here, staying here, and getting the most out of it. It’s a thing that I can never pay back, because so many people I’ve never met have supported me with gifts and scholarships. A lot of people believe that AU is a special place, that it’s worth keeping and worth preserving.”
MEET OUR STAFF
Elyse came to Anderson University with managerial experience in addition to having successfully run her own business for eleven years. She works to promote Annual Giving initiatives which support many areas of the university, but most importantly provide necessary funds for student financial aid.
In addition, her efforts serve to strengthen relations with alumni, donors, parents, students, and other constituents to further the work of the university. As an AU alumnus, Elyse has a strong commitment to raising annual support and facilitating programs which bring others alongside the university as partners in supporting the mission of AU.
Elyse Cromer has been at Anderson University since 2006.
Allison Ludwig is the project manager for Anderson University’s Office of Advancement. She coordinates with members of the Advancement, Alumni, Development, and Annual Giving staff on events, communications, and projects for AU donors and alumni.
Allison graduated from AU in 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree in communications and public relations. After graduation, she began working for a local nonprofit healthcare agency as the community outreach and marketing coordinator. There she planned and coordinated events, created marketing material, wrote for the company’s blog and social media pages, and built community relations.
Allison has been with Anderson University since 2018.
Trent Palmer is the Director of Young Alumni Engagement at Anderson University. Trent earned his BA in Physical Education and Health at Anderson University and is pursuing a master's degree in Student Affairs and Higher Education from Indiana State University.
Trent began his career at AU as the Resident Director of Smith Hall in 2007. He also previously served as the Director of Student Activities, where he oversaw the Campus Activities Board and Intramural sports league. Trent is also the public address announcer for Anderson University men's football and basketball games.
Trent is married to Becca (Pruett '07) Palmer and has two children.
Trent has served at Anderson University since 2007.
Director of Young Alumni Engagement
Scott Tilley assumed the role of Executive Director of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving in December of 2016. For the past 17 years, Scott served as the associate pastor of a large church in Goshen, Indiana. Prior to full-time ministry, Scott worked as the communications director for a national insurance/financial services organization, as director of marketing/public relations for Warner Press Publishing, Inc., and worked in public relations and director of the Friendship Company for Sandi Patty. His first job after graduating from Anderson was as a residence hall director in Dunn Hall for two years. Scott is married to Tammy (also an AU alum) and has two college-aged children.
As Director of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving, Scott leads a team of gifted individuals in finding ways to engage, support, and develop ongoing, meaningful relationships with AU alumni while cultivating relational connectedness and support with current students, faculty, and staff at AU.
Scott Tilley has been at Anderson University since 2016.