Dean's Strategic Initiatives

Judith Monroe

Make a profound impact at Purdue University by partnering with the College of Health and Human Sciences. Through Ever True: The Campaign for Purdue University, we seek to increase unrestricted bequests and to grow endowments for HHS research, professorships, and graduate and undergraduate education. Together, we will make lives better and change the world!

Student Support

Needed support for undergraduate students includes undergraduate scholarships ($25,000+), the lifeline for the nearly 50% of HHS students who require financial assistance in order to attend Purdue; gifts to the Global Learning Fund ($25,000+), which will provide more cultural immersion opportunities so that, within the next four years, one in three students (up from one in five) can study, intern, or travel abroad; and contributions through the Purdue Research Foundation Targeted Scholarship Match Opportunity ($25,000-$1,000,00), which offers matching funds up to $1,000,000 per scholarship to support underrepresented minorities and women undergraduates. Graduate student support, one of HHS's greatest needs, provides not only funding to graduate students but also opportunities to work alongside researchers and professors in the classroom to help shape them professionally.


Endowed and Distinguished Professorships ($1,000,000+) are the hallmark of a world-class university. HHS's goal is to establish at least one professorship in each of its nine departments in order to recruit and retain the most talented faculty. An endowed Named Deanship ($3,000,000) for HHS will provide the dean supplemental funding to address priority areas such as learning, discovery and engagement; distinguish the College and the dean as preeminent at Purdue and among peers; and expand the College's research enterprise by leveraging external funding.


Emerging programs offer the opportunity to address healthy aging, public health, chronic disease detection and prevention, health and wellness, and critical health issues for children such as autism.


Our facilities initiatives include the Purdue Professional Selling Laboratory, which connects companies with students from all disciplines who are interested in a career in professional selling (gift amounts up to $1,000,000); the playground for children with communication disorders, housed in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences in Lyles-Porter Hall, which will provide a training laboratory and treatment facility to treat children with a wide range of communication issues (gift amounts up to $500,000); and infrastructure support of the College's first magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) research equipment, which will advance research being done across the College (gift amounts up to $1,000,000).

For more information about how you can support the College of Health and Human Sciences, please contact the HHS Office of Advancement at 765-494-7890 or 800-535-7303 or


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