Amy Glenn

Amy Glenn

Associate Director
Office of Future Engineers

Phone: +1 (765) 494-3975

Amy Glenn (M.S. Industrial Distribution and B.S. Organization Leadership, Purdue University) is the Associate Director of the Office of Future Engineers (OFE). This role serves as the leader of the OFE Operations Team and is responsible for identifying and developing the strategic future of recruitment activities for OFE on behalf of the College of Engineering. 

As a first generation and non-traditional college student Amy worked part-time as a secretary at Purdue while pursuing a bachelor's degree. After graduation, Amy left campus to pursue a career in industry and quickly realized she missing being involved in higher education and found her way back to Purdue. In 2008, Amy accepted the role as Assistant Director of Undergraduate Recruitment (College of Engineering) and was promoted to Associate Director in 2011 when she helped to establish the Office of Future Engineers department based on the cornerstones of Outreach, Recruitment, Student Leadership Development, and Alumni Connections. 

Although she has lived in the Lafayette area all of her adult life, Amy was born in Kansas and lived in Colorado, Nebraska, and Iowa before her family settled in Colorado Springs, Colorado where she graduated high school. As a result of relocating often in her youth, Amy enjoys having the opportunity to meet new people and see new places.

Amy's dedication to college recruitment is rooted in the desire to inspire the 9th grade version of herself to stay engaged in math and science and learn more about the exciting career opportunities possible with a foundation in both. As a Growing Leaders Habitudes Certified Consultant, Amy conducts workshops with students and staff focusing on how to develop leadership skills across the generations.

"As a college recruiter we are given the opportunity to share a journey in the lives of students. From wide-eyed first time visitors to seeing those we have shared the years with walking around the fountain at graduation. I am thankful for every student and family that entrusts us to share in this part of their lives. We do not sell Purdue. Instead we get to support middle school and high school teachers in inspiring their students to see the relevance of math and science in everyday life and preparing for college. It is a privilege being invited into school classrooms and telling students about all the cool and rewarding careers in engineering."


Select Awards

Inaugural College of Engineering PRIME Grant Recipient, June 2019

On June 4, 2019, Amy was announced as one of ten inaugural winners of the College of Engineering Staff Professional Renewal in Maximizing Excellence (PRIME) Grants. The award was presented on behalf of Dean Mung Chiang and the Dean's Staff Affairs Committee. Amy applied to be one of a select group of participants in the Leadership Lafayette program and will use her award to support her professional development goals of continued leadership skill development and bridging the gap between Purdue's College of Engineering and the greater Lafayette/West Lafayette area. 

APSAC Professional Development Grant, December 2017

APSAC grants are awarded twice a year to administrative and professional staff members for professional development through a highly competitive process. Amy received one of 21 grants available December 2017.

Growing Leaders Award, June 2017

Amy received a Growing Leaders award at the National Leadership Forum, June 2017, in Atlanta Georgia for: "her efforts in promoting student leadership opportunities within the Office of Future Engineers and across Purdue University, collaborating with the Krannert School of Management, Purdue Athletics, Purdue University Residences; as well as developing and hosting elective 'Habitudes' leadership programs for students in the College of Engineering."

College of Engineering Award of Excellence, Team Award, Office of Future Engineers, December 2016

Awarded for: "their superb coordination and highly effective efforts as a team to devise and implement pioneering ideas in student recruitment, contributing to the overall acceptance rate and growth of women and diverse students to the College of Engineering."

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