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Turnipseed appointed new manager of campus parking operations

Oct. 30, 2014

Amanda Turnipseed has been named the new manager of Parking Operations, effective Nov. 3.

A graduate of IU Bloomington, Turnipseed has worked as assistant director of IU parking operations since August 2007. She is replacing Doug Porter, who retired in May after more than 30 years.

Amanda Turnipseed

Amanda Turnipseed | Photo By Chris Meyer, IU Communications

“Amanda has 15 years of experience working with IU systems, seven years of experience as the assistant director of parking operations, and has for the last four months, for all practical purposes, served as the acting manager,” said Kent McDaniel, transportation liaison and demand manager. “Doug Porter served as the manager for over 30 years and we all miss him but you can be assured that parking operations remains in good hands. Our congratulations and appreciation go out to Amanda.”

Turnipseed began her career at IU in 1999, and has worked in the Office of Admissions, the Office of Student Financial Assistance and the IU Scholarship Clearinghouse. She has been with parking operations for the past seven years, a job she has cherished. 

“Parking has been a really interesting industry to be in and one I’ve discovered that there is a lot more to learn about than you would ever expect,” she said. “Doug taught me so much about this job, and I just have a lot of admiration and respect for him and what he has taught me.”

In her new role, Turnipseed will facilitate circulation and parking of more than 8,000 employees, 42,000 students, and numerous visitors. Duties include overseeing long-term planning and daily operations of IU Bloomington’s parking operations; writing, implementing and explaining parking policy and procedures; administering the annual budget; and supervising and coordinating parking maintenance of more than 20,000 spaces, new construction and parking enforcement.

She will oversee more than 50 full-and part-time employees and student employees.

Turnipseed said she is looking forward to changes coming to the department, in particular streamlining services between campuses.

“As a result of the trustees choosing to not outsource parking, we are in the process of working closely with all of the other parking departments across IU campuses to streamline our business practices and to become a more efficient parking system as a whole,” she said. “Each campus will still maintain their own operation, but we'll be working more closely with other regional campuses across the university system by streamlining our system. So I’m excited to be a part of that planning and implementation.

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