Administrative Staff

Aaron Yoder

Director of External Relations

Aaron Yoder is a 2017 graduate of the Krannert School of Management. He received his Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Management along with a certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He is a former member of the “All-American” Marching Band, the Purdue Wind Ensemble, and the Purdue Jazz program. He also worked as a Marketing and Communications intern for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. In his time at Purdue, Aaron served as an Admissions Ambassador, giving tours of Purdue’s campus to prospective students, their parents, and alumni.

Caitlin Cotten Benner

Manager of Recruitment and Student Success

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Caitlin is a graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication-Human Relations (2012) and Master of Science in Higher Education-Student Affairs (2019).  While an undergraduate, she was a featured vocalist for four years with the Purdue Jazz Band and Jazz Combo. In 2009, she completed the Disney College Program, making magic through impeccable guest service at the Emporium on Main Street, USA in the Magic Kingdom.  At Disney, Caitlin also completed courses in Marketing and Public Relations. Through her prior customer service work as a representative of Quinlan & Fabish Music Company, she coordinated with area school music directors to support seamless participation by students and parents in local band and orchestra programs. Caitlin was honored to represent Purdue Bands & Orchestras as the 2012 Sudler Prize for the Arts award winner.

In her free time, Caitlin is writing a novel and is active in the local arts community. She is a vocalist for Lafayette’s Big Swing Band and the Lafayette Citizens Band and performs regularly with Civic Theater of Greater Lafayette also serving as their Volunteer Coordinator.  Caitlin is a member of the Lafayette Writer’s Studio and serves as a Social Media Consultant for various clients: Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette, Big Swing Band, and Lafayette Citizens Band. She and her husband Caleb, who performed together in the Purdue Jazz Band, have been married since 2012, and live in Lafayette with their fearsome cat Giselle.


Janet Baker

Administrative Assistant

Kim Delks

Business Assistant

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