Todd Wetzel named Assistant Vice Provost for Student Life

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

West Lafayette, IN – Dr. Beth McCuskey, Vice Provost for Student Life has announced that, after a successfully completed search, Todd Wetzel has been named Assistant Vice-Provost for Student Life at Purdue University. In this role, Todd will continue to oversee Purdue Convocations, while adding the Purdue Memorial Union, Student Activities and Organizations, and the Hall of Music Productions to his responsibilities. Todd will focus on the energy of “people, place, and program” as he works to build synergies across these four organizations.

He began his Purdue career in 1997 in Purdue Convocations, becoming Director of the department in 1999.  Prior to his Purdue career, he served as Director of the Valparaiso University Center for the Arts.  He currently serves as Executive Board member & Treasurer of the Association of Performing Arts Professionals, and has served on grant panels for the National Endowment for the Arts, the Indiana Arts Commission, and other granting agencies.  He holds a B.A. in Music Enterprises from Valparaiso University and an M.B.A. from Purdue’s Krannert School of Management.

Associated units:

  • The Purdue Memorial Union stands as a permanent memorial to the Purdue men and women who served in defense of their country. It helps enrich the quality of life on campus and to build community amongst the diverse members of the University family.
  • Student Activities and Organizations furthers students’ intellectual, personal and professional development through co-curricular programs, services and events that are intentionally designed to provide purposeful, challenging experiential and reflective learning opportunities.
  • Hall of Music Productions manages Purdue University’s performing arts venues and serves as an in-house production company to provide the latest technological offerings in audio, lighting, staging and video production for university events on and off campus.
  • Purdue Convocations, as the multidisciplinary presenting organization for Purdue University, catalyzes the curriculum, energizes the community, and distinguishes the institution through powerful performances, illuminating discourse, and extraordinary learning encounters.

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