About IUAA

A welcome letter from IUAA Executive Director J T. Forbes

Welcome to IUAA

Greetings, alumni and friends:

JT Forbes

Welcome to the Indiana University Alumni Association website. Within these pages you can stay connected to the university we all love through numerous online resources as well as a variety of events and programs in your area, from Texas to Taiwan, and everywhere in between.

By getting involved, you become part of our mission to mobilize alumni to help themselves, each other, and Indiana University. I am proud to help lead this effort.

“You have the opportunity to play a vital role in the future of IU. I want to personally invite you to take it.”

The IUAA is poised to activate IU’s powerful global network through career and professional enrichment offerings and seriously fun traditions. The power of the IU network is real. I've experienced it. IU colleagues and mentors helped me reach my dream of serving IU in this role. It is with those leaders’ careful advice and support that the IUAA will achieve its goal to bring alumni together throughout their lives.

Trailblazing opera singer Marian Anderson said, “Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs of those who would be affected by it.” As we continue to grow and get better, I am eager to listen. I want to understand what you, our alumni and friends, need from your Alumni Association. I look forward to hearing your stories and ideas.


J Thomas Forbes, BA’90, MPA’96
forbesjt@indiana.edu