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2013-14 Violet Haas Award Winner -- Barbara Frazee

A Purdue alumna, Frazee has worked for the University her entire career. She became executive director of University Residences in 2007. She oversees administration, facilities, conferences, operations, marketing and residential life staff, and she works to ensure that students have a positive experience while living in University Residences.

Among her achievements as executive director is University Residences' Women's Leadership Series, the creation of which Frazee spearheaded in 2011 with support from the Butler Center.



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2014 Distinguished Women Scholar Honorees

  • Carole Ames, Ph.D., Dean and Professor of Educational Psychology, College of Education, Michigan State University: Purdue Psychological Sciences Ph.D. 1976
  • Virginia Ayres, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Departments of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Michigan State University: Purdue Physics Ph.D. 1985
  • Gloria Muday, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biology, Wake Forest University: Purdue Biochemistry Ph.D. 1989
  • Kathryn Stecke, Ph.D., Ashbel Smith Professor of Operations Management, Naveen Jindal School of Management at the University of Texas at Dallas: Purdue Industrial Engineering Ph.D. 1981
  • Leslie Struble, Ph.D., Affiliate, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Purdue Civil Engineering Ph.D. 1987
  • Carolyn Perrucci, Ph.D., Head, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Purdue University: Purdue Sociology Ph.D. 1965

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Purdue Women Lead

Purdue Women Lead is an initiative of the Butler Center for Leadership Excellence and the Women's Resource Network (WRN). It was created to provide support to women in formal leadership positions at Purdue. Building on the efforts of the AAC&U's Campus Women Lead Program, our goal is to encourage women leaders to build alliances, develop sphere of influence and better understand the institutional landscape. Purdue Women Lead offers professional and leadership development opportunities throughout the academic year.

Status of Women at Purdue

In addition to supporting research on women and leadership, the Butler Center addresses some significant gender equity issues for women in higher education. In 2012, the Office of the Provost brought the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) to survey Purdue.

For more information about COACHE data, use your Purdue Career account to login here.