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Elkenberry Bio

Mike Eikenberry

Mike grew up in northern Indiana in the small town of Wabash, and arrived at Butler in the fall of 1991.  While at Butler he majored in Sociology and was a member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity.  After graduating in 1995 Mike traveled approximately 60,000 miles by car over a two year period as a Leadership Consultant for Phi Delta Theta International Fraternity.  He returned to Indiana University in the fall of 1997 to pursue a Masters in Higher Education and Student Affairs and follow his newfound interest in Advancement.
 
Mike has followed his passion which has led him to serve in advancement roles at Lambda Chi Alpha International Fraternity, IUPUI, Ball State University, and currently as the Director of Development for the Indiana University School of Informatics.  He also finds time to serve in a volunteer role as Treasurer for the Indiana Council for the Advancement and Support of Education and as an Adjunct Faculty Member for the Indiana University Center on Philanthropy.
 
Mike is grateful for the close friends and education gained from his time at Butler, but he is most thankful for a fateful afternoon meeting in August 1994 on the roof of the "Castle on the Corner" where he met Shawna Meyer, a 1996 graduate of Butler.  Shawna and Mike have been married since 1997 and have two daughters Audrey, and Claire, who they hope will be a part of the Butler freshman classes of 2021 and 2024.