Melanie Bootes, 99L

We would like to acknowledge Melanie Bootes, 99L, who was recently named as KFC​ Chief Counsel Officer. Congratulations!


Dwayne Compton, 07GE

Congratulations to Dwayne Compton, 07GE, who is transitioning into a new role at UofL as the Executive Director of Diversity Initiatives for the School of Medicine. What an accomplishment!


Douglass Farnsley, 76L

Congratulations to Douglass Farnsley, 76L, of Stites & Harbison, PLLC, who is the new president of the Kentucky Bar Association’s Board of Governors.

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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.