Meet Our Staff

The Office of Alumni Relations is a part of the University's Office of Development and Alumni Relations. Vice President for University Advancement Alonzo C. Brandon '85 oversees this area.

Contact the Office of Alumni Relations
Phone: (757) 683-3097
Toll-Free: (888) ODU-3435
Fax: (757) 683-6293
Mail: Barry M. Kornblau Alumni Center, Norfolk, VA 23529

Dana G. Allen
Assistant Vice President for Alumni Relations

Dana comes to ODU with more than 10 years experience in the management of volunteer programs. Most recently she served for over 5 years with the Penn State Alumni Association, the largest dues-paying alumni association in the country. As the Associate Director, Volunteer Services, she directed the awards and volunteer training programs and worked with numerous affiliate groups across the country. In addition, she staffed the Executive and Awards Committees of the 86 member Alumni Council and supervised the Association’s Regional Directors. Prior to joining the staff at Penn State, Allen was Director of Volunteers at Mary Baldwin College where she oversaw the admissions volunteer program, worked with the alumnae board of directors, managed chapters, and advised the student alumnae relations society, receiving recognition as Adviser of the Year in 2001.

Dan Campbell
Director of Constituent Relations

Dan joined the Office of Alumni Relations in September 2005. He is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with the academic units at ODU with the goal of developing programming to engage alumni of the colleges. He has worked in higher education for more than a decade working at both Loyola College in Maryland and Bridgewater State College in Massachusetts in addition to ODU.

Erica Howell

Assistant Director for Communications

Diane Cruz

Assistant Director for Special Events


Brooke Boothby

Director of Outreach

Correy Hudson
Assistant Director of Outreach

Correy Hudson joins our team after a two year period with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Peninsula, Inc. After graduating from Hampton University with a BA in Advertising, Correy served as the Marketing/Public Relations Assistant, and later as the Community Relations Manager with BBBS, managing events such as their golf tournament and wine tasting, agency recruitment and community outreach.


Cathy Craft
Associate Director of Outreach


Karen Cobb

Office Manager

Karen attended the University of North Florida before returning to Virginia.  While studying Business Management at ODU, she worked as a student worker in the Development Office.  A native of Indiana, as a military child, Karen traveled the U.S. and abroad. Karen says she looks forward to helping Old Dominion University and her staff achieve the goals and visions of past, current and future presidents. GO MONARCHS!