December 10, 2020 VINCENNES, Ind. – As Vincennes University
prepares to celebrate Commencement and graduates who soon will be
alumni, VU is turning its attention to existing alumni to keep the VU
experience alive for future generations.
VU is launching an enhanced alumni referral program that encourages
alumni to introduce the University to prospective students. The Refer
A Student Program provides an opportunity for alumni to share the best
candidates for admission to VU and encourage students to embrace the
academic excellence and resources VU offers.
“The best people to refer students to VU are alumni,” VU President
Dr. Chuck Johnson said. “They understand VU’s strengths, merit, and
reputation as a provider of high-quality education as well as the
value of a VU degree.”
Johnson sees alumni as a vital part of helping VU fulfill its mission
and has made increasing the number of alumni referrals a strategic priority.
VU alumni continue to rate their VU education highly, according to
a recent Gallup survey. VU scored higher than
other schools in Indiana and outpaced national averages among its
alumni on how well the University prepared them for life after college.
Alumni play a crucial role in VU’s success and shaping its future.
Alumni like Sally Glenn-Lee are central in promoting VU to
prospective students. Glenn-Lee is a shining example of a true Trailblazer.
She credits VU for putting her on the path to a lengthy aviation
career filled with trailblazing roles and positions. Glenn-Lee, who
resides in California, shares her VU story with any and everyone.
“Vincennes University just opened up my whole world because everybody
on campus participated in the individual student,” she said.
Glenn-Lee’s aviation career took off in 1968. She spent a significant
portion of her career involved in airline training. She began working
for Southwest Airlines as a flight attendant in 1971, the same year
the company commenced customer service. She later moved into
management. At Thomson-CSF, she was the Product Marketing Manager. She
also conceived, developed, and marketed the world’s first self-paced
door training system known in the aviation industry as the
Intellidoor. She also lobbied the company to create modular training
devices that saved substantial manufacturing and operational costs.
Glenn-Lee served as vice-president of inflight services and passenger
services for multiple airlines.
“Vincennes University made the difference in my life and my career
for 50 years,” she said. “Had I not gone to Vincennes University, it’s
amazing where I could have ended up. It’s amazing what this university
has done for young people. You can tell students feel good about being
there. They feel like they’ve found their home to start their life and
career. It’s a part of the whole role Vincennes University has played
When alumni or current students refer a prospective candidate, the
Admissions team reaches out to the student and sees how VU can help
them achieve their goals both in education and life.
Alumni and current students can refer a student by submitting this
Assistant Director of Admissions/Coordinator of Multicultural
Recruitment Tiffany Powell is serving as the Admissions contact for
alumni that have questions regarding admissions or need admissions
assistance with a student or students they seek to recruit. Powell can
be reached at 317-514-5058 or firstname.lastname@example.org.