Alumni Staff

Amy Dedes

Director of Alumni and Parent Engagement

Amy Dedes '04

Amy joined the Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement in the fall of 2008 as an administrative secretary before becoming assistant director in 2009. Promoted to associate director in October 2014 and then director in 2021, Amy now manages the Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement while working closely with the Alumni Association Board of Directors. Amy has previously worked on the planning of alumni events across the country, including district get-togethers for alumni and current parents, recruitment events for prospective students, and on-campus events like Leadership Stetson and Homecoming. Her work on Homecoming 2012 earned a CASE Award for Special Merit in Alumni Programs.

Amy earned her BA in Elementary Education from Stetson in 2004. She went on to earn her MS from Nova Southeastern University before returning to Stetson as a staff member. Amy has a love for Stetson that shows in her work with students and alumni. She was awarded the 2014 Spirit of Stetson Award at the annual employee recognition banquet. Outside of work, she volunteers with her sorority, Alpha Chi Omega, and spends time with her husband, John, also a Stetson graduate and their young children, Adonis and Ava.

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Alex Herron

Associate Director of Alumni and Parent Engagement

Alex Herron '16

Alex joined the Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement in the fall of 2019 as Assistant Director, transitioning over from the Stetson Athletic Department. He was promoted to Associate Director in July of 2021. 

With the Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement, Alex develops, leads and manages all engagement and programming efforts for alumni and current parents. He also works with campus partners to deepen these engagement efforts and assist in growing philanthropic and giving initiatives. Alex serves as an official travel representative at off-campus events and provides support for all alumni activities and programs including Alumni Board meetings, Homecoming and Chapter events.

Alex earned his B.BA in Sport Business from Stetson in 2016 and worked in the Athletic Department as a volunteer and intern throughout his time as a student. He was also a member of the Stetson Sport Business Association. Alex left the DeLand area after graduating for positions with the Washington Nationals and then the Miami Dolphins, before returning to Stetson in early 2018. Alex has a passion for Stetson and enjoys working and interacting with all members of the Stetson Community.

Go Hatters!

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Cathy Foster

Administrative Secretary

Cathy Foster

Cathy provides administrative support to the Office of Alumni Engagement. She supports special events held during the year across the country by Alumni Association Board members and traveling staff members.

Cathy came to Stetson in December 2009 and has graduated two daughters/Hatters.

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