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Our Mission

The mission of the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence is to develop leadership capacity through research, education and collaborations that help advance inclusion and broaden representation in academic administration.

Our Vision

The Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence serves as a catalyst for developing leadership for the 21st century. The Butler Center provides research support, educational seminars, workshops and experiences that enhance both aspiring and experienced leaders’ understanding and ability to manage today’s complex institutions of various types, particularly colleges and universities. The vision of the Center is to support, with collaboration from other University units and organizations, the preeminence of Purdue University as a leader, as well as a university that is welcoming and inclusive of its diversity of women students, staff and faculty while recognizing the achievements and relevance of women in all aspects.