Office of Engagement

Connecting the university with communities and individuals in partnerships to make the world a more equitable, resilient and prosperous place for all, at home and across the globe.


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Office of Engagement earns national top-10 recognition at Social Innovation Summit

Purdue’s Societal Impact Fellows Program received a top-10 nod at the 2023 Social Innovator of the Year Awards, competing alongside major corporations and global philanthropist organizations, including the U.S. women’s national soccer team, Audible and Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation.

Gallardo named Vice President of the updated Office of Engagement

Roberto Gallardo, director of the Purdue Center for Regional Development and an associate professor in the Agricultural Economics Department, will take on the role of vice president for engagement as the engagement office is elevated to the Office of the President, reporting to Alyssa Wilcox, senior vice president for partnerships.

Celebrating retired Associate Provost for Engagement, Steve Abel

On June 30, 2023, Steve Abel retired from his role as Associate Provost for Engagement after nearly a decade of service to Purdue engagement and 40 years of service to Purdue in the areas of student education, faculty leadership development, and mentorship.

Engaged student spotlight: Chelsea Schripsema

The only undergraduate student invited to speak at the 2023 Engagement Summit, Chelsea describes how she didn’t know she wanted to come to Purdue until she met Purdue Engineering’s largest service-learning community.


Faculty Promoted on Engagement


Student Grant Dollars Awarded


Engagement Partners