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Hoy Joins College of Education as Assistant Director of Alumni Relations

Announcement of Phil Hoy coming to the College of Education

by David Price (February 2010)

Hoy_sml.jpgUNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The College of Education recently welcomed a new assistant director of alumni relations into its fold. Phil Hoy—a 1993 alumnus of the College—came to Education from the College of Agricultural Sciences.

“I’m delighted that Phil has joined us in the College," says Ellie Dietrich, director of development and alumni relations. "I think he brings a wealth of volunteer and program management experience and an eagerness to work with educators."

For the past twelve years, Phil was the youth program management coordinator for Penn State Cooperative Education. Among his responsibilities in that role, he coordinated statewide 4-H and FFA events.

In his new role, Phil is one of the first points of contact for College alumni. "My job is to foster the connection between alumni and the College of Education," Phil says, "as well as to support the alumni in the work they do with the College."

“I think that the alumni can expect responsiveness to their needs and thoughtful insights about advancing the mission of the College and University from Phil,” adds Dietrich. "He understands the challenges we face in serving varied constituencies as we balance current and future needs with budget constraints."

Phil and his wife, Tiffany, have three children: Garin, 7, Nora, 3, and Paige, 18 months. Outside of work he enjoys camping with his family and woodworking. You can reach him in 249 Chambers Building, at 814-863-2216, or at