Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Staci Ruffino

Staci Ruffino, BS ‘07

As event manager for the Riley Children’s Foundation, Staci Ruffino directs small and multimillion-dollar events that benefit kids at the Riley Hospital for Children. “Every day, I’m taking my passion for event management and making a difference in the life of a child. I’m really blessed to have a job like this.”


The IU School of Physical Education and Tourism Management is a vibrant part of IUPUI, Indiana’s premier nationally ranked urban research institution. Located in downtown Indianapolis, the country’s 13th largest city, the school’s Midwest location affords numerous opportunities for our students to engage with industry and gain practical experience with events such as the Indianapolis 500, the 2012 Super Bowl, the NCAA tournament, and Indiana Black Expo, among other nationally regarded sport events and conventions.

More than 40 full-time faculty and staff serve the school’s 1,000-plus students, who engage in service and experiential learning, international study opportunities, and research through the school’s programs. We continually strive to establish ourselves as an authority on wellness, event tourism, and sports management in the community and beyond.

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