Varsity Club

    Mary Jo Philhower  
    Mary Jo Philhower

    Asst. Director of Alumni Outreach & Special Projects

    As the Assistant Director of Alumni Outreach & Special Projects for the Varsity Club, Mary Jo overseas and coordinates all special events throughout the year. All receptions, dinners, groundbreakings and dedications can be credited to Mary Jo. She also oversees football game day hospitality in the press box suites, coordinates the tri-annual Varsity Club National Board of Directors meetings, and overseas our annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

    Mary Jo has been with the University since 2006. Prior to joining the Varsity Club in 2010, Mary Jo served the IU Alumni Association where she was organized and planned University events and worked with the I Association.

    Formerly from Cincinnati, Ohio, Mary Jo studied business administration at the University of Cincinnati (1979-1983). She also served as a surgery scrub at Mercy Hospital Anderson for over 11 years after completing her studies from University Hospital in Cincinnati in 1992.

    Mary Jo currently sits on IU's Sustainability Task Force Committee and has had many volunteer and community opportunities including; Partners in Education (1990-1994); Girl Scouts of America (1997-2001); Elementary and Middle School volunteer (1994-2007); and a cancer fundraiser (Jan. 2012).

    Mary Jo's husband, Scott, is a Project Engineer for Cook Polymer Technology. They are proud parents of two Hoosier daughters. Their eldest Ellen graduated from IU in 2011, and Laura is a freshman, majoring in sport broadcasting.

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