Board of Directors

Below you will find a list of the current Senior Academy board officers. Click on the + icon to find contact information and learn more about the board member.

Email: ude[dot]ui[at]ehcleba

Unit/School Affiliation at Retirement: School of Nursing

Additional Board Role: Liaison – Spirit and Place Festival

Biography: will be posted soon.

Email: ude[dot]iupui[at]iznevobg

Unit/School Affiliation at Retirement: Division of Finance and Administration

Biography: Gabrielle Bovenzi is a project manager and team leader with extensive operational experience and has over three decades of service at IUPUI, many of which were leadership positions within student financial services. Gabrielle steered many initiatives which required expertise in business process design, analysis, and implementation of new practices. As assistant vice chancellor for administration and chief of staff for the Vice Chancellor of Finance and Administration, Gabrielle provided direction on varied division, campus, and university projects and committees to include Policy Advisory, Emergency Preparedness, Incident Management Executive Advisory, and Parking Advisory. In addition, Gabrielle had strategic oversight responsibilities for the Office of Sustainability and the Office for Intergroup Dialogue.

Gabrielle served six years as the Student Information System Student Financials (SIS SF) team lead on the successful multi-campus software (PeopleSoft) implementation. Concurrently, she served on the international PeopleSoft/Oracle Higher Education User's Group Product Advisory Group (HEUG PAG) for student financials. Gabrielle earned a Master of Business Administration from Indiana University and a certificate from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education Institute for Higher Education Management Development Program.

In retirement, Gabrielle has enjoyed time for family, travel, volunteering, and hiking with the Indianapolis Hiking Club.

Email: ude[dot]ui[at]rellimg

Unit/School Affiliation at Retirement: IUPUC

Biography: will be posted soon.

Email: mwokeck@iu.eduMarianne Wokeck

Unit/School Affiliation at Retirement: School of Liberal Arts

Biography: Marianne S. Wokeck, is Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus of History at IUPUI, senior fellow of the Institute for American Thought, and past president of the IUPUI Faculty Council. She also directed the Curriculum to Career Choices (CtCC) SmartPathways project of the Institute for Evidence Based-Change (IEBC). Educated in Germany and the United States (Staatsexamen in history and English, University of Hamburg, Germany; Ph.D., Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.), her major research has been in the history of the North Atlantic World with a focus on immigration ethnicity, and identity (Trade in Strangers: The Beginnings of Mass Migration to North America; Immigrant Entrepreneurship: German-American Business Biographies []).

A published author and scholarly editor, she has also collaborated on The Papers of William Penn; Lawmaking and Legislators in Pennsylvania; Documentary Editing; and The Works of George Santayana.

In retirement she continues devoting time to read, research, and write history at a level that also allows her to engage in volunteering that focuses on her interests in music, immigration, and education and that connects her to IUPUI (for more details, see this webpage).

Below you will find a list of the current Senior Academy board members.


Unit/School Affiliation at Retirement: Planning and Institutional Improvement

Additional Board Role: Chair – Philanthropic Committee

Biography: will be posted soon.

Email: ude[dot]ui[at]nahobn

Unit/School Affiliation at Retirement: Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

Additional Board Role: Chair – Membership Committee and Liaison – IUPUI Staff Council

Biography: will be posted soon.

Email: cfitzpat@iupui.eduChristine Fitzpatrick

Unit/School Affiliation at Retirement: Office of the Chancellor

Biography: Christine Fitzpatrick retired from IUPUI in 2019 after a career with Indiana University that spanned more than three decades. After graduating from Ball State University with an M.A. in English, Christine joined the School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI as part-time lecturer of Technical Communication and an administrator, advancing to assistant dean for student and academic affairs. Having developed an interest in computers and writing during those years, Christine pursued and earned a doctorate in instructional systems technology with IU’s School of Education and found further opportunities to grow professionally with UITS and the Office of the Vice President for IT.

Christine’s third chapter at IUPUI began at the invitation of Nasser H. Paydar, in his role as executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer at IUPUI, and continued as his chief of staff in the Office of the Chancellor.

Now in a new life chapter, Christine is happy to be involved with IUPUI’s Senior Academy. She teaches online courses for the Technical Communication program, supports the arts, volunteers within her community, and enjoys spending time with her large extended family.

Email: ude[dot]ui[at]lheorfcj

Unit/School Affiliation at Retirement: School of Medicine

Additional Board Role: Chair – Ad-Hoc Retirement to Transition Committee

Biography: will be posted soon.

Email: ude[dot]ui[at]tyohg

Unit/School Affiliation at Retirement: School of Liberal Arts

Additional Board Role: Chair – Communications Committee

Biography: will be posted soon.

Email: ude[dot]ui[at]retropr

Unit/School Affiliation at Retirement: Former School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Biography: Becky’s affiliation with IUPUI began with her birth in Coleman Hospital for Women which is now Coleman Hall. Ironically, her career at IUPUI ended with an office in the same building after a long history of being connected with IUPUI. She started her college career with a summer course at the IU Extension in Indianapolis before spending two years at IU Bloomington returning to IUPUI to complete her B.S. in Physical Therapy (PT). She worked as a physical therapist at Riley Hospital for Children (which was still part of IU at that time), gradually began in assisting in the PT academic program, joined the faculty full-time, and evolved to the role of program director. Along the way she completed her Indiana University Masters in Allied Health Education and Ph.D. in Medical Neurobiology.

Her involvement with faculty governance included service as president of the IUPUI Faculty Council and co-secretary of the IU Faculty Council. This lead to service as a faculty liaison for IU President Myles Brand and faculty fellow with Dean of Faculties William Plater. In a career twist, she became the interim and then permanent associate vice chancellor for enrollment management at IUPUI. At the point of retirement, she had the opportunity to return to her home school as interim dean of the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences as it transitioned through its merger with the School of Physical Education and Tourism Management to become the School of Health & Human Services.

With this sense of IUPUI as home, she is delighted to remain engaged with the activities of the Senior Academy and welcomes you in joining us.

Email: ude[dot]ui[at]seneeuq  

Unit/School Affiliation at Retirement: Graduate Office

Additional Board Role: Chair – Last Lecture Committee and Liaison – IUPUI Faculty Council

Biography: will be posted soon.


Unit/School Affiliation at Retirement: School of Liberal Arts

Biography: will be posted soon.

Email: ude[dot]ui[at]llewditc

Unit/School Affiliation at Retirement: School of Medicine

Additional Board Role: Chair – Bepko Medallion Committee and Ex-officio – Executive Committee

Biography: will be posted soon.

Email: ude[dot]ui[at]rentrev

Unit/School Affiliation at Retirement: Kelley School of Business

Biography: Russell’s collegiate education began at Western Kentucky University, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the US Army. After his military duty and several years in corporate America and city-county governance in computer systems support, his association with IUPUI began as the associate director for Systems in the Office of the Registrar. He worked there for several years. Desiring more student involvement and development, he was accepted into the IU School of Education’s College Student Personnel Administration (CSPA) Masters program. While enrolled, he was also accepted as a graduate assistant in the Offices of Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid.

Upon graduation from the CSPA program, he accepted a position as the associate director of admissions for the School of Medicine. After his Admissions Office experience, he joined the faculty and staff at the Kelley School of Business Indianapolis as a lecturer and program director for student diversity and program assessment, later being promoted to senior lecturer. Post retirement, Russell enjoys singing in one of two Motown cover bands and a Christian praise group, participating in two bible studies, and service in the Indianapolis Great Banquet ( a faith development community). He stays physically active by exercising at home, walking and riding his bike.

On the Senior Academy Board, he is a member of the communications and membership committees, where with the latter he serves as the project leader for development of all identified Interest Groups.


Unit/School Affiliation at Retirement: School of Engineering and Technology

Biography: will be posted soon.