Talent Acquisition Team

Guiding you through the hiring process

Purdue University's Talent Acquisition Team was developed to meet the needs of applicants and hiring supervisors alike. Our team works together to guide you through every step of the hiring process. Depending on your needs, you’ll be working with one of our talented specialists, coordinators or recruiters.

Specialists will be responsible for administrative/professional positions and will also assist with

  • reviewing resumes;
  • developing interview questions; and
  • search committee support.

Coordinators will take care of all non-exempt positions and will also assist with

  • reviewing resumes and
  • developing interview questions.

Executive Recruiters will handle senior-level and mission-critical positions and lend additional expertise by:

  • developing a recruiting plan and a position profile;
  • conducting a compatibility assessment;
  • in-depth researching, screening and interviewing of candidates ;
  • planning interviews and presenting qualified candidates;
  • serving as hostess during campus interviews; and
  • dual career assistance.

Meet the Talent Acquisition Team

  • Brenda Coulson, Director, Talent Acquisition
    Areas of responsibility: Posting Waivers, Internal Postings, Background Check Policy, Senior Level Recruiting

  • Melanie Bell, Talent Acquisition Specialist
    Areas of Responsibility: Office of the Treasurer, College of Science, HHS, Purdue Polytechnic Institute, Business, School of Management, Graduate School, and Global Affairs.

  • Breanna Buikema, Talent Acquisition Coordinator
    Areas of responsibility: Clerks Service, Account Clerks, and TaleoHelp@purdue.edu

  • Christine Canty, Talent Acquisition Specialist
    Areas of responsibility: College of Agriculture, Discovery Park and Office of Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships, College of Engineering, Enrollment Management

  • Michele Flemming, Executive Recruiter
    Areas of responsibility: Senior Level Recruitment, CCRC, Office of the Provost, Office of the Executive Vice President and Treasurer, VP of Marketing and Media, and VP of Engagement

  • Sonia Hooker, Talent Acquisition Specialist
    Areas of responsibility: Pharmacy, Nursing, Liberal Arts, Information Technology for the College’s, Distance Learning, Libraries, OIR, Taleo, and Visa.

  • Sandy Mason, Talent Acquisition Specialist
    Areas of responsibility: Veterinary School, Athletics and Purdue Extension

  • Terri Schultz, Talent Acquisition Specialist
    Areas of responsibility: V.P. Human Resources, Administrative Assistants, Secretaries, and Operation Technical

Physical Facilities and Student Life Human Resources

  • Laurie Brose, Executive Recruiter
    Areas of responsibility: Senior Level Recruitment, Exempt positions for Student Life

  • Sheri Erdman, HR Administrative Coordinator
    Areas of Responsibility: Custodian III - Building Services recruitment for Physical Facilities

  • Stephanie Ferguson, Talent Acquisition Coordinator
    Areas of responsibility: Non-exempt positions for Student Life

  • Gina Kerr, Human Resource Specialist
    Areas of Responsibility: Sworn Personnel: Police Department and Fire Department

  • Marci Morris, Talent Acquisition Coordinator
    Areas of responsibility: Clerical and Service recruitment for Physical Facilities and Environmental Health & Public Safety (EHPS)

  • Catrina Tomamichel, Human Resource Specialist
    Areas of Responsibility: Administrative and Professional recruitment for Physical Facilities and Environmental Health & Public Safety (EHPS)

Office of the Vice President for Information Technology

  • Amanda Warren-Glowe, Human Resource Generalist
    Areas of responsibility: All positions within OVPIT

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