2008-2014 Strategic Plan

Steering Committee


Council/student officers: Mike Budzik, chair of the Administrative and Professional Staff Advisory Committee; Gary Carter, chair of the Clerical and Service Staff Advisory Committee; Eric Van Houten, president of Purdue Student Government; Anindo Chatterjee, president of Purdue Graduate Student Government.

Chairs of the working groups:

Student experience: Jackie Jimerson, director of multicultural programs in the College of Pharmacy, Nursing and Health Sciences.

Large-scale research: Mark Lundstrom, the Scifres Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Economic development: Joe Pekny, professor of chemical engineering and director of the e-Enterprise Center.

Quality of life: Cynthia Stauffacher, professor of biological sciences.

Globalization: Dan Hirleman, the William E. and Florence E. Perry Head of Mechanical Engineering.

Campus design: William Harper, head of the Department of Health and Kinesiology.

Synergies between science/engineering and liberal arts/social sciences: Susan Curtis, professor of history and associate dean for interdisciplinary programs and engagement in the College of Liberal Arts.

STEM: Gabriela Weaver, associate professor of chemistry and curriculum and instruction.


Connie Lapinskas, assistant provost for financial affairs; Diana Prieto, director of affirmative action; Dorothy Reed, assistant provost; David Rollock, associate professor of psychological sciences;


Regional campus representatives:

(for information/liaison purposes)

Beth Pellicciotti, assistant vice chancellor for academic quality programs, PU Calumet; Jack Dahl, associate vice chancellor for institutional research and planning, IPFW;
George Asteriadis, interim vice chancellor for academic affairs, PU North Central.