Sam Swope, 82AD

Our belated condolences go out to the family of Sam Swope, 82AD. Swope Auto Group founder, university benefactor, Board of Overseer member, community philanthropist, and so much more, Mr. Swope was a role model whose legacy will impact future generations.



J. Scott Wantland, 98A, 02L

Recently voted “Best Attorney” in Bullitt County by readers of the Pioneer News, J. Scott Wantland, 98A, 02L, practices in the areas of bankruptcy, personal injury, and family law. Additionally, he received the 2014 Statewide GAL of the year award – which recognized him as the attorney that fought hardest for Kentucky’s abused and neglected children.


Senator Gerald A. Neal, 72L

History was made when Senator Gerald A. Neal, 72L, was elected as caucus chair in Kentucky. Senator Neal is the first African American elected to a leadership post in the Kentucky General Assembly. As a member of the State Senate since 1989, we are overjoyed to see this UofL alumnus receiving such a prestigious honor.

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Our Executive Director

Deborah Dietzler was named associate vice president for alumni relations and annual giving on July 10, 2014. She also serves as executive director of the UofL Alumni Association.

Considered a national leader in the field of alumni relations, Dietzler has been president of the Alumni Directors of the Southeastern Conference and also chaired the Council of Alumni Association Executives (CAAE) summer 2008 institute. She is a frequent presenter at conferences and has performed pro bono work for various community nonprofits.

Dietzler’s responsibilities include the creation of a modern alumni relations and annual giving operation equipped to face the challenges of the future. She also supports the university’s continued goal of becoming the state’s nationally recognized premier metropolitan research institution.

Dietzler holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Hofstra University, a master’s in marketing from Texas A&M, and is currently pursuing a doctorate in higher education management from the University of Georgia.