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

FROM:      Deba Dutta, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

DATE:      September 18, 2014

RE:          Organization Refinement


When I became Provost, I requested an evaluation of the newly designed six-area Division of Student Academic Affairs to ensure that we had the most effective organization for our students and staff.

Critical input came from the following review team:

As a result of their thoughtful input – and that of many others – I have refined the structure to create a simpler organization that enhances efficiency, while supporting student success and cost reduction as outlined in President Daniels’ original charge.

A chart showing the refined organizational structure (PDF) is attached for your information. It will be made available to the Purdue community in Purdue Today in the next week.

Highlights are as follows:

Search committees to identify internal candidates for these two positions will be announced shortly.

The Division of Student Academic Affairs will initially focus its collaborative efforts on four themes:

  1. Leadership development
  2. Arts, culture, & ideas
  3. Human resources for student employment
  4. Efforts that support the Gallup Purdue Index