Faculty and staff news
The Board of Visitors of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) on Friday (Dec. 6) named Purdue University's Tim Sands as its next president. The appointment takes effect June 1.
Al Diaz, Purdue's executive vice president for business and finance, treasurer, on Friday (Dec. 6) was named treasurer and chief financial officer at Marymount University in Arlington, Va. The appointment is effective June 1. Diaz will continue in his current role at Purdue until he joins Marymount.
Faculty and staff honors, Notables, and Student honors
Notables, Student honors
Faculty, staff honors and notables.
New awards will be presented as part of the Purdue University celebration to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The MLK Dreamer Award, established in 2004, will continue to be presented at the annual MLK convocation, which will be at 7 p.m. Jan. 21 in Loeb Playhouse and feature Julian Bond as the keynote speaker.
Peter Kissinger, a professor of chemistry, is the recipient of the Outstanding Commercialization Award for Purdue University Faculty.