M.A., College Student Personnel, Bowling Green State University
B.S., Visual Arts Education, Ball State University

As the Associate Director of Student and Family Connections, Brian Starkel works with a team of professional staff members and graduate assistants responsible for Fraternity and Sorority Life, the IUPUI Regatta, Student Activities Programming Board, Undergraduate Student Government, Graduate and Professional Student Government, alternative breaks, civic engagement, and student organization funding.

Under his guidance, staff members, student leaders, and associated programs have thrived with national and regional accolades from the All In Democracy Challenge, Breakaway, Inc., Voter Friendly Campus Initiative, and the National Association of Campus Activities. 

Starkel has received personal honors from ACUI in 2018 for Excellence in Volunteering and was awarded the 2017 Winston Shindell Emerging Leader Award from ACUI Region VI.

Prior to his current role, Starkel served as the coordinator for student programming and the assistant director for leadership development and civic engagement while at IUPUI.