Meet the Staff
The members of the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations are eager to help you stay involved in the Azusa Pacific community!
Tim Kapadia ’97, ’01Director of Alumni Relations and Development
I joined the advancement team in 2006, after starting my career with the Los Angeles Dodgers in their public relations and community affairs departments. I earned my B.S. in marketing in 1997, and an MBA in 2001, both from Azusa Pacific. I am married to Karen (Tallman ’97), who is an adjunct professor in Azusa Pacific’s School of Education. We have two children: a daughter, Grace, and a son, Taylor. I have the opportunity to work closely with the donors and fellow alumni who desire to contribute to the success and growth of Azusa Pacific through the University Fund. As an alum, I have personally experienced the positive impact that gifts to the university’s scholarship fund have on our students. My hope is to help friends discover ways to give to the university that connect with their passions and interests.
Kristi Hawkins ’01Assistant Director
During my time as a student at Azusa Pacific, I discovered God’s call on my life, found my husband, and received an outstanding education (B.A. in Youth Ministry). After graduation, my husband, Dan (’01), and I got married and moved to Diamond Bar. We have two daughters, Katelyn and Chloe. Dan teaches high school music, and in our free time we love to lead short-term mission trips. I am truly grateful for the role APU has played in my life. I am thrilled to be back on campus as Office of Alumni and Parent Relations staff, keeping the community at APU strong and growing. Alum, parent, or student, please feel free to drop by our office anytime to say hello. We are here to serve you!
Lisa Karis ’10Administrative Assistant
I graduated from Azusa Pacific with my Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. In my four years as a student, I was involved in leading a Disciple Group and worked in the undergraduate registrar’s office. After graduating, I moved “home” to the San Francisco Bay Area temporarily before coming back down to Southern California, getting married to fellow alum Danny (M.Ed. ’09), and beginning work at APU in the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations. I love being back on campus and being a part of the office.