Trish Surfus

Administrative Coordinator

Von Lee
517 E. Kirkwood Avenue

Bloomington, IN 47408


Trish is one of the first faces you will see when you visit the Bloomington office. She will help you get what you need or go where you need to go.

Trish brings experience from more than a decade of working at IU, plus the entrepreneurial spirit of running a local business for the last four years. It’s a dynamite (and sometimes dangerous) combination.

A proud IU grad, Trish fell in love with the spirit of all things IU as a camp counselor at IU’s family camp, Camp Brosius. She earned her degree in telecommunications and planted roots in Bloomington, turning an internship at the IU Alumni Association into a full-time job. After 15+ years of adventure, she started a new one with IU Communications in the summer of 2015.

Outside the office, Trish is a fitness instructor at a local gym, takes too many selfies and annoying photos of her meals, and is the new parent of two kittens, Queen Bee and Hugo.

I’m here to make things better for everyone—every day is fun, challenging, and rewarding. #win


  • Caffeine Addict
  • Cyclist
  • Fitness Buff
  • Foodie
  • IU Alum
  • Problem Solver
  • Social Media Ninja