Pitt State names Driskill as new alumni director 

Danielle Driskill, a two-time graduate of Pittsburg State, has been named director of the Alumni and Constituent Relations Office and executive director of the Pittsburg State University Alumni Association. 

She replaces Jon Bartlow, who earlier this month moved to the position of interim associate vice president and dean of students. 

After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Communication in 2012 and a master’s degree in Communication in 2014, Driskill worked at the University of Oklahoma as a communications coordinator and at Freeman Health System as a marketing account executive. 

In 2017, she was named assistant director of Alumni & Constituent Relations. In that role, she assisted Bartlow in working closely with alumni, volunteers, students, campus, and the community to promote the office and its programming, and to gather feedback regarding constituent needs. She also cultivated relationships with alumni and friends to increase engagement and support university initiatives. 

In 2019, she helped lead the Great Gorilla Tour — a trip of 4,719 miles over 14 days that stopped in nine states to connect with alumni and friends. 

In 2022, Driskill was named director of Development for the College of Technology, serving as a liaison between donors, companies, and faculty and staff. She worked closely with donors to secure private donations for scholarships, as well as support for students, faculty, and programs within the College of Technology.  

A search for her replacement in that role is underway. 

“I am humbled and excited to take on this new role at PSU. With my experience in alumni relations and development, as well as my love and passion for my alma mater, I cannot wait to serve our alumni and friends in Gorilla Nation,” Driskill said.