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Fraternity, Sorority and Cooperative Life Staff

Professional Staff

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Brandon Cutler

Associate Dean/Director of Fraternity, Sorority & Cooperative Life
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Affiliation: Theta Chi Fraternity

Brandon Cutler has served the Purdue Fraternity, Sorority and Cooperative Community since April 2013. As the Associate Dean of Students and Director, he provides leadership for all areas within the Fraternity, Sorority and Cooperative Community. Brandon received his bachelor's degree in Agriculture Studies from Iowa State University, master's degree in College Student Personnel from Western Illinois University and is pursuing a PhD in Technology from Purdue University - Purdue Polytechnic Institute.

He previously served as the Assistant Director of Greek Affairs at Kansas State University and Assistant Director of Student Life/Director of Greek Life at Ball State University. Brandon enjoys spending time with his family and friends, the outdoors and college football and basketball. Boiler Up!

Advising Areas
Interfraternity Council, Chapter/Organization Liaison
Fraternity/Sorority Alumni Advisory Council, Assessment, Partnership Development,
                         Accountability Team, Encumberances, Development/Fundraising  

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Abby Howard, M.S.

Associate Director for Fraternity, Sorority & Cooperative Life
pronouns: she/her
Affiliation: Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority

Originally from Waverly, IL Abby Howard serves as the Associate Director of Fraternity, Sorority and Cooperative Life. Abby earned a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL and a Master of Science in Higher Education – Educational Leadership Studies with a focus in College Student Development from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK.

Abby previously served as the Coordinator of Fraternity and Sorority Life at New Mexico State University and the Assistant Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She currently serves as a volunteer with several national organizations specializing in health, safety, and well-being. Abby enjoys hiking and spending time with her dog, Molly.


Advising Areas 
Chapter/Organization Liaison, Order of Omega
 New Member Education, Community Growth Initiatives, Data & Assessment, Risk Management and Prevention Initiatives, Health & Safety Education, Partnership Development, Fraternal Values Society, New Member Orientation (NMO), Meet FSCL                                                       
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Donnie Otto, M.S.

Assistant Director for Fraternity, Sorority & Cooperative Life
pronouns: he/they
Affiliation: Beta Theta Pi Fraternity

Donnie joined the FSCL Team as the Assistant Director for Fraternity, Sorority & Cooperative Life in February 2022 from his previous role as Coordinator of Fraternity and Sorority Life at the University of Nevada, Reno. An alumnus of both the University of Wisconsin - Madison and Oshkosh, he earned his Masters of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis and Bachelor's Degree in Spanish Language.

In his free time, he enjoys singing in choir, interacting with art, running, board games, and laughing. As a proud Wisconsinite (Go Badgers!), and member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity, his favorite place to eat is Culver's.  Donnie is excited to bring his passion for advancing social change and promoting comprehensive wellness. 

Advising Areas
Multicultural Greek Council, Panhellenic Association, Chapter/Organization Liaison
 Fraternity, Sorority & Cooperative Leadership Summit (FSCLS), Semester Report, RESPECT initiative, Roster & Grade Reports, Cost Report, Student Assistants, Website

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Tania Pliego Torres

Program Coordinator for Fraternity, Sorority & Cooperative Life
pronouns: she/her
Affiliation: Delta Phi Mu Sorority, Inc.
Tania is a 2022 Purdue Alumna who graduated from the John Martinson Honors College with degrees in Brain and Behavioral Science and Spanish. She joins the FSCL team as Program Coordinator from her previous role as the intern for FSCLi. As a student leader, Tania was involved with the Latino Cultural Center as a volunteer and mentor, the Black Cultural Center as a member of the Purdue Express, and the Multicultural Greek Council by serving on the executive board and as a member of Delta Phi Mu Sorority, Inc. Tania uses She/Her pronouns. Born in Indianapolis to Mexican immigrant parents, Tania enjoys working with the Latinx community off and on campus through service and leadership opportunities. She also enjoys singing and dancing. Tania is excited to return and continue working with the FSCL community!
Advising Areas
 National Pan-Hellenic Council, Purdue Cooperative Council
 Fraternity, Sorority & Cooperative Leadership Institute (FSCLi), FSCL Honors Night, Officer Trainings, Councils and Presidents Leadership Advance (CPLA), Installation and Transitioning 

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Jimmy Cox

Director of Student-Alumni Programs
 pronouns: he/him
Affiliation: Theta Chi Fraternity

Jimmy Cox is the director of student-alumni programs at the Purdue for Life Foundation.  He provides leadership for the fraternity, sorority and cooperative alumni engagement initiative which is a partnership between the Foundation and the Dean of Students Office.  As a student, Jimmy was heavily involved in student government, College Mentors for Kids, and Theta Chi Fraternity, where he served as president.  Jimmy graduated from Purdue in 2009 with a BA in political science and history.   Following graduation, he was hired as a chapter consultant for Theta Chi and spent two years working with undergraduate chapters at more than 60 different campuses addressing recruitment, risk management, scholarship, and member education. Cox earned his master’s degree in higher education and student affairs in 2013 from Indiana University. He began working at Purdue for Life in December 2014, overseeing student-alumni programs.  Jimmy and his wife Megan (M’09) live in Westfield, Indiana.

Responsibilities: Alumni, Advisor, and Volunteer Engagement 

Front Desk/Student Worker Staff

All of our amazing student workers bring the FSCL Office to life. They are the ones that triage emails and phone calls as well as help support office operations.
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Kasseidi Lessentine

Senior, Construction Engineering

I chose Purdue because I was instantly attracted to the large student body, the academic reputation for the college of engineering, the vast amount of networking opportunities allowing me to maximize my post-graduation pathways and the ability for personal growth and development inside and outside of the classroom setting.

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Allison Milicia

Senior, Biology

I chose Purdue because of the opportunities available to students especially within STEM. I also chose Purdue because of the school spirit and collective and support environment of being a Boilermaker.

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Alexandra Martin

Junior, Elementary Education and Applied Behavior Analysis

I chose to go to Purdue because of the atmosphere of the school. It has a student body like no other. I also chose Purdue because of my older sister! The memories she had made as well as the high academia of Purdue confirmed my choice. Not to mention, it feels like home away from home.

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Heidi Doehrman

Junior, Nutrition, Fitness, and Health

I got into a cooperative and it's what sealed the deal!!

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Riley Richardson

Sophomore, Agricultural Education

I chose to go to Purdue because it has one of the best Agricultural Education programs in the country and I have spent my entire life here for FFA and 4-H events.


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Malakai Crane

Junior , Energy Engineering Technology

I chose to go to Purdue because of the reputation and it is one of the best universities for my major.

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Emmanuel Ndegwa

Junior, Industrial Engineering Technology

I chose to go to Purdue because of technology and 21st century.

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Maya Singh

Sophomore, Accounting

I chose to go to Purdue because of the great school it is, my mom went here, and to experience the Midwest.

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