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

From:       William E. Sullivan, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer

Date:        September 14, 2016

Re:           Vice President for Human Resources

I am pleased to announce that Denny Darrow has been named Purdue University’s Vice President for Human Resources, effective October 17, 2016. Denny is a Purdue alumnus who most recently has served as director of the Indiana State Personnel Department. He brings more than 18 years of human resources leadership experience to his new role. Trent Klingerman, who served as Vice President for Human Resources since July 2015 will begin his new duties as chief deputy counsel in the University’s Office of Legal Counsel.

As Vice President, Denny will oversee human resource activities for the entire Purdue University system, including benefits, employment, compensation, training and development, employee relations, and HR information systems.

Please join me in welcoming Denny to Purdue and in thanking Trent for his service as vice president and wishing him the best in his new endeavor in which the University will be able to tap his legal expertise.

An announcement of the hiring will appear Thursday in Purdue Today.