Board Members

Kortney Hargrove
Faculty Affairs, College of Liberal Arts
Kortney Hargrove (she/her) has been with Purdue University since June of 2022. She is a Senior Administrative Assistant for Faculty Affairs in the College of Liberal Arts. Since coming to Purdue, she has wanted to find and foster community with other LGBTQ staff and faculty which is what led to the resurgence of PEP. She has a love for reading and music. Kortney can often be found binge reading entire books series in her free time. She has a soft spot for feeding people and will find any reason to bake something. She is an empathetic person and enjoys helping others find their happiness. That is the ultimate goal with bringing PEP back together, having a safe space and sense of community for all.

Donnie Otto
Office of Dean of Students / Fraternity, Sorority, & Cooperative Life
Donnie Otto (he/they) joined Purdue University in February of 2022. They serve as the Assistant Director in the Office of Fraternity, Sorority, & Cooperative Life within the Office of the Dean of Students. As a hope to build community for queer people at Purdue and the Greater Lafayette area, he connected with colleagues quickly to understand that there is a great want and need to create intentional space for this community for those to gather, advocate, and share resources. In Donnie's free time, he enjoys tennis, volleyball, drag, cooking, pickleball, and trying new things.




Mack's Headshot Mack Pruitt
Student Activities and Organizations
Board Member, Membership Development
Mack Pruitt (she/they) has been with Purdue University since June of 2022. She is a Student Affairs Specialist in the Student Activities and Organizations (SAO) office within Student Life. In their free time, Mack loves swimming, weightlifting, cooking, painting, and spending quality time with her loved ones. Community is an integral part of feeling as though you belong where you live. While the Boilermaker community welcomed Mack with open arms, she was searching for a group of folks who shared similar interests, identities, values, and struggles who they could both support and feel supported by. PEP came along at the right time and they are so excited to be able to help continue to develop members and get them engaged in the Greater Lafayette community as well.



Molly Weber HeadShot.png Molly Weber
Department of Entomology
Board Member, Event Logistics and Secretary
Molly (he/she/they/all) was raised in Southern California, Molly moved to Indiana in 2013 to attend Purdue University. Molly graduated in 2017 with his BA in liberal arts and has remained in the Greater Lafayette area, where he has found a great queer community. She began working for Entomology in 2018 and is set to complete her MSHE in student affairs through Purdue Global in 2023. Molly has a passion for creating and advocating for services and programming that acknowledge, respect, and celebrate intersectional identities. They joined the PEP board to help facilitate interpersonal connections in the queer Purdue employee community. Outside of work and class, Molly enjoys supporting local theater, analyzing films, singing karaoke, and marveling at their tiny hamsters. They want to help create opportunities for community building with queer Purdue employees as well as encourage Greater Lafayette queer community involvement.


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