College of Pharmacy Development Staff Expands, Hires Eitel

Lucas Eitel

WEST LAFAYETTE - Lucas Eitel has been selected to be a Director of Development, becoming the sixth fundraiser in the history of Purdue University’s College of Pharmacy. He will be the third active fundraiser, a first-time happening in College history. 

Eitel will be joining Chief Development Officer John Dinkens, who provides oversight of the entire advancement team, and Senior Director of Development Dan Bolsen, who will provide day-to-day oversight of the position, on the fundraising front of the advancement office. 

“Due to extraordinary generosity of our alumni and friends, the Purdue Research Foundation has now granted us a third gift officer. This will allow us to continue to grow our one-on-one engagement with the Pharmacy family on a regional and national scale. These expanded efforts to develop value-driven relationships will only enhance the mission and vision of the College to be bold leaders in pharmacy education and pharmaceutical sciences,” said College of Pharmacy Dean Eric Barker.

Eitel comes to the College of Pharmacy from Enterprise Holdings. He managed an Enterprise car rental branch on McCarty Lane in Lafayette, Indiana, where a regional-leading 90% customer satisfaction rate was achieved. Additionally, Eitel ranked top three out of more than 200 employees in the state for “Additional Sales Revenue” generation.

Prior to Enterprise, Eitel spent four years with Campus Outreach at Purdue. He was tasked with leading a team to raise funds for their ministry work. Eitel personally raised over $200,000 (40% above goal), while helping his team achieve the $1,000,000 plateau.

“We are extremely excited to add Lucas to our team. He is a very genuine and passionate person, who Dan (Bolsen) and I believe will relate very well to our diverse set of alumni. I hope all of our Pharmacy family members will join us in welcoming Lucas to the College,” said Dinkens.

Eitel is a native of Marshall, Illinois. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Bachelor of Arts in Mathematical Education from Indiana State University. Eitel, a Presidential Scholar, spent five seasons as a member of the Indiana State Sycamores Men’s Basketball team. He helped lead the Sycamores to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament in 2014.

Eitel’s first day with the College will be Monday, June 24.

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