To become involved with the Alumnae Network, contact one of the following:
Angela Rager '99
Executive Director, Alumnae Network
The Alumnae Network is a forum for women graduates to connect with each other, current students and the law school community. As women graduates of Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, we are part of a rapidly growing and dynamic group of women who have blazed trails for later generations of women and have excelled in all areas of legal expertise. Currently, there are more than 3,300 alumnae of the school with over 100 new alumnae added to that number each year!
Sara Cobb, '90 Honored as Alumna of the Year
Sara B. Cobb, ’90, vice president for education at Lilly Endowment, Inc., is the 2012 Outstanding Alumna of the Year, chosen by the law school’s Alumnae Network. Deans, former deans, faculty, staff, family, and friends gathered to honor her at a luncheon at the Woodstock Club in Indianapolis on April 13, 2012.
She was introduced by Eugene R. Tempel, president emeritus of the Indiana University Foundation and founding dean of the IU School of Philanthropy, who worked with Cobb at the Foundation in the mid-1980s. He described his former colleague as a quiet leader and a tireless advocate for education, which is her primary responsibility at the Endowment, where she makes “decisions about millions of dollars in philanthropic investment,” he said. “Lilly Endowment is the place where she makes her mark in the world.”
Cobb supervises the Endowment's grant-making activities in elementary, secondary and higher education programs. Prior to her current position, she was the Endowment’s program director for higher education. In that position, she worked on a variety of the Endowment’s programs, including the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program, the college student-retention initiative, the Marion County private school and public education initiative, and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund grant.
“I loved law school,” Cobb said, citing the constant pressure, and being called on during class by Professors Larry Jegen and Mary Harter Mitchell as experiences she enjoyed. She enrolled at Tempel’s urging, who suggested she “march herself across the street and talk to Jerry Bepko” about law school.
She also served three years as the gift-planning officer at the University of Denver; as associate dean for advancement at San Joaquin College of Law in Fresno, Calif.; and as a program coordinator for corporate contributions at The Procter & Gamble Company in Cincinnati, Ohio.
She is a member of the board of trustees of the Arthur Jordan Foundation, governing board of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, and a member of the United Way of Central Indiana’s Ready to Learn/Ready to Earn committee.
Cobb also has served on the law school's Law Alumni Association board since 2007. Through her involvement with the board, she has been active on the scholarship, development, recruitment and executive committees. She also regularly participates in the school's mock interview program.
For more information about the Alumnae Network or to nominate someone for the Outstanding Alumna of the Year Award, please contact Angela Rager, ’99, Executive Director for the Alumnae Network at email@example.com.
|2000||Virginia Dill McCarty, '50|
|2001||Shirley A. Shideler, '64|
|2002||Hon. Betty Barteau, '65|
|2003||Rebecca O. Kendall, '75|
|2004||Pamela L. Carter, '84|
|2005||Deborah K. Hepler, '94|
|2006||Susan W. Brooks, '85|
|2007||Susanah M. Mead, '76|
|2008||Sheila Suess Kennedy, '75|
|2009||Kristin G. Fruehwald, '75|
|2010||Joyce Q. Rogers, '96|
|2011||Bette Dodd, '83|
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