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

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

Date:   July 12, 2017

Re:       Senior Vice President – Strategic Initiatives


I am pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher Ruhl as Senior Vice President – Strategic Initiatives in the Office of the Treasurer.  Chris, who will begin his duties at Purdue on August 14, will report directly to me in this key role as the university moves forward on several priority initiatives.

For the past five years, Chris has been senior vice president, chief financial officer, treasurer and general counsel for Ivy Tech Community College, where he has worked to establish financial metrics and key performance metrics, and helped grow assets while also implementing millions in cost savings initiatives to reinvest in students.  Prior to his time at Ivy Tech, Chris served as Director of the Indiana Office of Management and Budget and Indiana State Budget Agency.  He is a graduate of Michigan State University and Valparaiso University School of Law.

I am thrilled to have someone of Chris’s background and skill on our team and I hope you’ll join me in welcoming him to Purdue.