Amy Glenn

Associate Director, Office of Future Engineers

Amy Glenn was born in Hutchinson, KS and lived in both Nebraska and Iowa before her parents decided to develop roots in Colorado Springs, CO. As a first generation, and non-traditional, college student Amy worked as a part-time secretary in the Purdue Student Activities Office while pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership and Supervision. With great aspirations of changing the world after graduation, Amy left Purdue to pursue a career in industry and quickly realized that she had so much fun in college that she wanted to return to pursue a career in higher education. Returning to Purdue, she accepted the Assistant Director the area of Undergraduate Recruitment in the College of Engineering. While in this role she returned to the classroom to obtain a Master’s degree in Industrial Technology.

Amy Glenn

After three years, and many long hours of dedication and collaboration, what once had been known as an area was recognized as the Office of Future Engineers (OFE) and Amy was promoted to Associate Director. In this role Amy oversees the operations staff in OFE and continues to collaborate with the Director and the team to further develop the key foundations of OFE: Outreach, Recruitment, Alumni Connection.

Amy’s dedication to engineering is rooted out of the desire to go back and inspire her 9th grade self to stay engaged in math and science and teach her about the exciting career opportunities possible with a foundation in both.

“We do not sell Purdue. It is our job to support Middle School and High School Teachers in inspiring their 8th-12th grade students to see the relevance of math and science in everyday life. It is a privilege to have the opportunity of going back into the schools and tell students about all the cool and rewarding careers in engineering, encourage students to consider Purdue Engineering as the path to those careers, and engage outstanding and generous alumni in the process. ”

Amy considers herself a Jill-of-all-trades. “In my career I’ve tried not to specialize in any one thing,” she said. “As a generalist, I’ve always considered myself someone who can do a number of different tasks, keeping the overall mission in mind.”

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