To:                  Vice Presidents, Vice Provosts, Chancellors, Vice Chancellors, Deans, Directors and Heads of Schools, Divisions, Departments and Offices

From:              Beth McCuskey, Interim Vice Provost for Student Life

Date:               October 10, 2014

Subject:           New position – Director, Purdue Student Leadership Initiative


It gives me great pleasure to announce that Jim Hintz has accepted the position of Director, Purdue Student Leadership Initiative. He will be responsible for making connections between the theoretical/classroom-based learning and the applied learning that takes place in co-curricular spaces. A key focus of the PSLI is to build relationships beyond Purdue so that employer needs and the alumni experiences are factored back into learning initiatives. This will be an important area through which students can build their leadership skills.

Jim brings a wealth of experience to this senior leadership role, both in providing responsive, invaluable assistance to the Purdue community – especially to our students – during challenging situations, as well as leading change initiatives in the Office of the Dean of Students.

Please welcome Jim in his new role!

I am also happy to announce that Tony Hawkins has returned to the Dean of Students role for the remainder of the academic year.  Tony's decades-long experience and dedication to our students will be tremendous assets as we move our new organization forward. A search for a permanent Dean of Students will begin in spring of 2015.

Please join me in congratulating both Jim and Tony!