Meet Our Leadership Team
The Enrollment Management leadership team consists of individuals from direct reports in Admissions, Division of Financial Aid (DFA), Office of the Registrar, and Enrollment Management Analysis and Reporting (EMAR), as well as close campus partners in the Office of the Bursar, ITEA - Student Systems Competency Center, and Division of Financial Affairs.
Pamela T. Horne, Associate Vice Provost for Enrollment Management and Dean of Admissions
Pam Horne serves as Associate Vice Provost for Enrollment Management and Dean of Admissions at Purdue University, managing strategy and operations for admissions, financial aid, early college outreach, the registrar, and enrollment analysis and reporting. Her 30+ year career in higher education includes positions at Michigan State University, the University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University and the University of Kansas. Over the course of her career she has been active in state educational issues regarding the transition from secondary to postsecondary education. Through the Michigan Office of the Governor and Department of Education, Pam represented the higher education community in initiatives that established more rigorous high school graduation requirements and state-wide college-readiness testing. She also served as President of the Michigan ACT State Organization. In Indiana she provides service and commentary to the Indiana Department of Education, the Indiana College Access Network, and the Commission for Higher Education. Currently, she is a Trustee for College and Board and serves on the Public Policy Committee for American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO).
Horne presents frequently at state, regional, and national meetings on such topics as the gap between college aspiration and preparation, the future of enrollment management, effective use of business intelligence and technology in enrollment management, the parent role in the college admissions process, college admissions and the media, the impact of changing demographics on higher education and much more..
Her husband Steve is a consultant in higher education systems and business processes. Their two daughters successfully navigated the college admissions process several years ago and now live and work in Washington D.C. and Chicago.
Horne states, “All of my personal and professional experience has informed my belief that education is crucial to the success not only of individuals, but also to advancing families, communities and society. Higher education changes lives and drives economic and social progress."
Monal Patel, Interim Director of Enrollment Management Analysis and Reporting
Monal Patel became interium director of EMAR in November 2013. She had previously been an Associate Director in EMAR since 2011. Prior to joining EMAR, she worked in the Registrar’s Office and Space Management for 20+ years at Purdue. During that time she served in several roles including Assistant Registrar for Information Services and Senior Information Systems Programmer/Analyst. She earned a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Michigan in 1987, and a M.S. in Higher Education Administration from Purdue in 2006.
Ted Malone, Executive Director of the Division of Financial Aid
Ted Malone is the Executive Director of the Division of Financial Aid at Purdue University. He began is financial aid career being recruited to take over a one-person shop a couple of months after he graduated. The Dean of Students believed his experience in the U.S. Navy prepared him for a role in which understanding government relations was critical. Ted’s career has encompassed financial aid positions at Simpson College (CA), Grand Canyon University, Glendale Community College (AZ), Edmonds Community College (WA), and The University of Alaska Anchorage (AK). At each stop, Ted has been committed to service and engagement in state and national professional organizations. Ted has served as President of both the Arizona and Alaska Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators. He twice was President of the Western Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (WASFAA) and sat on Board of Directors of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Associations (NASFAA).
Ted has also given presentations at over eight state financial aid association meetings, two regional meetings and at the NASFAA National Conference. Training is one of his passions, having worked on multiple financial aid basic training events including the WASFAA Summer Institute.
On a personal note, Ted is married to the wittiest woman on the planet, has two post-teen children, earned a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do (although his son out ranks him as a second degree BB), and ran with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain with his daughter.
Frank Blalark, University Registrar
Frank Blalark joined the Registrar's Office as University Registrar in November 2013. Prior to Purdue, he was the director of the office of the registrar at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, Dr. Blalark held positions at the University as an associate director in the registrar’s office and director in student services. He joined the University of Minnesota –Twin Cities after positions at South Dakota State University in admissions and University of St. Thomas in campus life. He has a bachelor’s and master’s degree from South Dakota State University and doctorate degree from University of Minnesota- Twin Cities.
Mitch Warren, Director of Admissions
Mitch Warren has worked in college admissions for over 25 years. He has served at three different institutions: Butler University, the University of Delaware, and since 1996 at Purdue. He serves as Director in the Office of Admissions where he supervises a team of approximately 25 staff who are involved in student recruitment as well as admissions application review and decisions. Mitch chairs the Purdue Recruitment Council and serves on several University-wide committees. At the state level, he sits on the Indiana ACT State Council and has served on the Indiana ACT State Council Executive Committee and as Chair of the Council. He also has served on the Indiana Association for College Admission Counseling in numerous roles including: Educational Calendar Committee, Professional Development Committee, Executive Board, Secretary, Credentials Chair, and President. At the national level, Mitch has served the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) on the State and Regional Presidents' Council, Chief Delegate at the NACAC Assembly, and as a presenter at the NACAC Leadership Development Institute. He is also a regular “reader” for national scholarships at the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, New Jersey.
Enrollment Management Partners:
Rita Clifford, Director of Student Systems Competency Center
Tim Riley, Interim Bursar, Student Business Services