August 10, 1998
Purdue names interim director of affirmative actionWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Purdue University has named Charlotte F. Westerhaus, an assistant to the chancellor for equity and diversity at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, as its interim director of affirmative action.
"She will be charged with helping the university embrace both the goals and the spirit of equal opportunity and affirmative action," Rollock said.
The Affirmative Action Office at Purdue is charged with providing leadership in developing and directing the university's affirmative action programs through activities that include:
Other offices within Rollock's area include the Diversity Resource Office, the Women's Resource Office and the Spousal Relocation Assistance Program.
Westerhaus has served as assistant to the chancellor at Wisconsin-Parkside, located in Kenosha, since 1996. There she was responsible for recruitment strategies, diversity training, responses to complaints concerning harassment or employment, and affirmative action reporting and procedures. She practiced law for four years and clerked for Brent Dickson, associate justice of the Indiana Supreme Court. She also was the assistant dean of students for residence life and judicial affairs at Pomona College in Claremont, Calif.
At Wisconsin, she also taught classes in sociology and race relations.
Originally from Cleveland, she earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, and her law degree from Indiana University in Bloomington, where she was an assistant editor of the Indiana Law Journal. She has family in the Lafayette and Indianapolis area.
Sources: Charlotte F. Westerhaus, (414) 595-2396;
Alysa C. Rollock (765) 494-5830; email, firstname.lastname@example.org
Writer: Jeanne V. Norberg, (765) 494-2096; e-mail, email@example.com
Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096; e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE TO JOURNALISTS: A photograph of Charlotte F. Westerhaus is available from the Purdue News Service.