Doris Groves ’81 has accepted a leadership role in Alumni Relations, becoming the executive director of alumni engagement in August. She oversees the University’s continuing efforts to build relationships advancing the mission of Illinois State.

A business administration graduate, Groves has a lengthy career in higher education and many years of service at Illinois State. She held the position of Illinois State’s Office of Admissions director since 2010.

During her career with the University, Groves served the Office of Admissions in student recruitment; student application processing; and as the coordinator of the Preview program, which introduces new students to the University. She served as associate director of Admissions before being named acting director in 2010.

She worked for 16 years at the Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling, the professional association for college admission and high school guidance professionals in Illinois.