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CONTACT: MICHAEL KINGAN
Director of Development
College of Liberal Arts
UI Foundation News
500 Levitt Center for University Advancement
Iowa City IA 52242
Phone: (319) 335-3305 or (800) 648-6973

Release: Jan. 5, 2001

Kristin Loupee named to UI Foundation art development post

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Kristin A. Loupee of Coralville, Iowa, has been named associate director of development at the University of Iowa Foundation for the UI College of Liberal Arts and the UI Museum of Art.

As associate director of development, Loupee will focus on generating major private gift support for the UI’s visual and literary arts. One of her first projects will involve planning and directing campaigns for new and renovated facilities for the Museum of Art and the School of Art and Art History.

Loupee previously served the college as the Foundation’s associate director of development for annual and special gifts. She joined the UI Foundation in 1998 as assistant director of development for annual support for the College of Liberal Arts.

"I find these new responsibilities personally and professionally exciting, and I think they present wonderful opportunities for the foundation and the university," Loupee said. "The facilities projects will bring new kinds of visibility to the university and will provide outstanding art resources for the community and the state. They will also enhance the experience of UI students."

Loupee graduated from the UI in 1997 with a B.A. degree in economics and a minor in business administration. She was a student leader in numerous campus activities and organizations. During 1998 she was community director for the Iowa chapter of the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, with responsibilities in fund raising, promotions, community partnerships, and volunteer recruitment and supervision.

The UI Foundation is the preferred channel for private contributions to all areas of the university. Foundation staff work with alumni and friends to generate funds for scholarships, professorships, facilities improvements, equipment purchases, research and other UI initiatives.