A Love for Community

Andrew is a lifelong Indiana resident. He has devoted countless hours of service to civic, faith, and charitable causes in the Southern Indiana community.

He currently serves on the St. Elizabeth Catholic Charities Advisory Council, the Leadership Southern Indiana Executive Board of Directors, and the Christ Gospel Churches International Board of Directors.  In September 2013, Andrew was appointed by then-Indiana Governor Mike Pence to the Regional Works Council for Region 10, a post where he is working with community leaders in the Greater Louisville Region to identify and grow educational pathways, making high school students “college and career ready.”

Formerly, Andrew served on the Clark Memorial Hospital Foundation Board of Directors, the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana Board of Directors, the Goodwill Southern Indiana Board of Directors, the Indiana University Southeast Board of Advisors, and the One Southern Indiana Advocacy Council.

With an emphasis on the value of education from his parents, Andrew continues to seek advanced education to aid in his work.  He attended The Fund Raising School at IUPUI where he completed a Certificate in Fundraising Management.  He also completed a Certificate from Ball State University’s Building Better Communities Institute.  Andrew is graduating with a master’s degree from the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, where he is receiving a MA in Philanthropic Studies.

Andrew has held professional memberships within the development career field, which includes the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Council for Resource Development. Memberships include the Indiana University Alumni Association, Leadership Southern Indiana, and the Rotary Club of New Albany.In 2009, the Community Action of Southern Indiana recognized him as a Man of Distinction.

A Love for Business and Education

Andrew earned his Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Speech Communication in 2003 from Indiana University Southeast.  His university career included several student leadership positions, culminating with his tenure as Student Body President.

Before joining Purdue University, Andrew served as Executive Director of College Advancement for Ivy Tech Community College Southern Indiana, a post he held for seven years.  Prior to that role, he served as Manager of Alumni Affairs & Special Events at Indiana University Southeast.

In 2005, Andrew was named in the 30 Under 30 To Watch by the Indiana University Alumni Association magazine. In 2012, he received the Twenty Under 40 Award by the News and Tribune/ Southern Indiana Business Source magazine.  In 2013, Andrew was named a Business First Forty Under 40 Award honoree.

In 2014, he received the inaugural James W. Robinson Young Professional of the Year Award by One Southern Indiana.

In April 2013, Andrew was named Director of Purdue Polytechnic New Albany.  In this role, the Jeffersonville native oversees operations for the New Albany campus, which serves Southern Indiana and Metro Louisville.  Andrew is focused on increasing student enrollment and overall retention success, building and expanding a community presence, pursuing business and educational partnerships, adding degree programs according to community need, and building a philanthropic tradition.

A Love for Family

Andrew and his wife, Ann, live in Floyds Knobs with their three children, Grace, Emma, and Benjamin.

Andrew Takami Family