Global Partnerships and Programs Directory

Global Partnerships and Programs is located in Room 20 of Hovde Hall.

Mailing Address:

Global Partnerships and Programs
Hovde Hall, Room 20
610 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907



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Vijay Raghunathan

Vice President, Global Partnerships and Programs; Director of Semiconductor Education; Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Heidi Arola

Assistant Vice President, Global Partnerships and Programs; Director, Global Partnerships and Purdue-India Partnership

Heidi Arola is Assistant Vice President, Global Partnerships and Program; Director of Global Partnerships; and Director of the Purdue-India Partnership at Purdue University. She is an international education professional with 20 years of experience building strategic bilateral and multilateral partnerships at the highest levels of academia, government, and the private and nonprofit sectors. Arola is a board member of the Indiana India Business Council and a cofounder and cochair of the Big Ten Academic Alliance international partnerships peer group. From 2002 to 2015, Arola served as a U.S. foreign service officer in Montreal, Amsterdam, Rio de Janeiro, and Recife, culminating her State Department career as Chief of the State Department's EducationUSA network. In that capacity, she managed multi-million-dollar budgets and grants and oversaw 400 educational advising centers that promote U.S. higher education in 170 countries. Arola earned her MS in Foreign Service from Georgetown, where she was also Editor-in-Chief of the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs. She has a BA from Tulane University in New Orleans.

(765) 496-0563


Name Title Phone Email
Kris Acheson-Clair Director of CILMAR (756) 494-1711
Christine Collins Director of International Student Services (756) 494-5770
Brian Harley Senior Director and Associate Dean, Office of Programs for Study Abroad (765) 494-2383
Shauna McClure Data Analyst
Amanda Thompson Director of International Scholar Services (765) 496-0653