- Bicentennial Medal (2019)
- Distinguished Service Medal (2010)
- Fort Wayne, Indiana
Hobson, who earned both his bachelor's and master's degrees in education from IU, has worked for the association since 1973. Since 2000, he has served as senior vice president and chief operating officer. In that position, he directs the 115 clubs in the alumni club program, serves as liaison to IU's regional campuses and supervises the IUB program staff. From 1994 to 2000, he was associate executive director. He had earlier served as director of alumni relations for the IUB campus and as the alumni director for IU Kokomo and IU East campuses, as well as the IPFW campus from 1973-1984.