Meet the team behind Purdue University’s Office of Campus Master Planning & Sustainability.
Michael J. Gulich, Director, Campus Master Planning & Sustainability
Michael J. Gulich, AIA, LEED AP, LFA is the Director of Campus Master Planning and Sustainability at Purdue University and is responsible for directing the campus master planning process for Purdue's 19 million square foot campus and for providing the vision, organizational strategy, and focus for advancing sustainability efforts campus-wide. Additionally, Mr. Gulich oversees campus planning, architectural, and landscape design standards and provides leadership and approval related to campus aesthetics. Purdue University, home to more than 38,000 students, is a major research institution and is supported by top-ranking disciplines in pharmacy, business, engineering, and agriculture.
Mr. Gulich, who received his LEED-AP designation in early 2002, worked for Croxton Collaborative Architects (CCA) prior to coming to Purdue. At CCA, he served as Vice President and director of the firm’s initiatives in High Performance Buildings and Strategic Sustainability Consulting. Mr. Gulich has more than 15 years of prior experience in the management, design, and practice of architecture for a wide client base including commercial, institutional, and public agency organizations. At CCA, he also provided green / sustainability leadership and facilitation for school, health care, and institutional projects, and was an in-house mentor on topics of green design and technologies and LEED®.
Tamm Hoggatt, Assistant Director, Green Living and Dining
Tamm serves as the primary liaison between CMP&S and Housing and Food Services and focuses on Purdue’s Farmers Market, our fledging EcoReps program, and recycling special initiatives including the Black & Gold & Green Tailgate Team. Prior to joining CMP&S, Tamm served as the director of facilities for University Residences on campus.
Allison Leavitt, Senior Campus Planner
Allison joined Purdue University’s office of Campus Master Planning and Sustainability as Senior Campus Planner in 2016. She provides expertise to the team in landscape architecture, planning, and sustainability. She received a BS in Landscape Architecture from Purdue University, is a registered landscape architect in the States of Indiana and Ohio, and has been a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners. Before coming to Purdue, Allison spent over twenty-five years in both public and private practice in the greater Cincinnati area.
In addition, Allison obtained an interdisciplinary doctorate from Miami University in Regional Ecosystem Management and a Masters in Environmental Science. She is coauthor of several chapters in Sustainability Perspectives for Resources and Business, a textbook produced by the Miami University Sustainability Project. Allison served in leadership roles for community projects such as Sustainable Cincinnati: A Regional Indicators Project and Livable Landscapes: A Conservation Development Program with the Miami Valley RC&D.
Sarah Vaughn, Assistant to the Director of Campus Master Planning & Sustainability
Sarah has been with Purdue University since 2008. Previous to her position in the Office of Campus Master Planning & Sustainability, she was as Secretary for Academic Affairs in the College of Engineering. Sarah graduated from the Purdue University Accomplished Clerical Excellence (ACE) program in spring 2011 and is a part-time undergraduate student, pursuing a degree in Organizational Leadership and Supervision. Her favorite sustainability initiative is the campus Farmers Market because it encourages people to purchase locally grown foods that are also delicious.