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Hoopes Wampler: Alumni Relations
September 18, 2007, Volume 54, No. 4


Wampler, Hoopes

Fredrick ‘Hoopes’ Wampler is Penn’s new assistant vice president for Alumni Relations. His appointment, effective September 13, concludes a lengthy nationwide search following the departure of Robert J. Alig, C ’84, WG ’87, who resigned in February after six years.

Mr. Wampler previously worked for the Harvard Alumni Association, where he had been director of College Alumni Programs since 2001 and served as assistant director and special programs coordinator for two years before that. Earlier in his career, he worked in marketing and advertising. He earned a master’s degree in education from Harvard in 1999, and did his undergraduate work at the University of Richmond’s E. Claiborne Robins School of Business, graduating in 1991 with a major in marketing.

In a joint statement, John H. Zeller, vice president of Development and Alumni Relations, and Paul Williams, W ’67, president of Penn Alumni, welcomed Mr. Wampler as someone of “proven success working across boundaries in a complex institution, cultivating volunteer leadership, encouraging staff initiative, and advancing diversity with new programs…”

“He has an accessible style and desire to collaborate with others. He expresses a very deep commitment to university life, to serving alumni, and to advancing the values and aspirations of a pre-eminent institution such as Penn.”

As AVP for Alumni Relations, Mr. Wampler will coordinate alumni programs across Penn’s 12 schools, direct University-wide alumni efforts on campus and around the globe, and serve as publisher of the Pennsylvania Gazette.


Almanac - September 18, 2007, Volume 54, No. 4