Talent Acquisition Team

Guiding you through the hiring process

Purdue University's Talent Acquisition Team was developed to meet the needs of applicants and hiring supervisors alike. Our team works together to guide you through every step of the hiring process. Depending on your needs, you’ll be working with one of our talented specialists, coordinators or recruiters.

Specialists will be responsible for administrative/professional positions and will also assist with

  • reviewing resumes;
  • developing interview questions; and
  • search committee support.

Coordinators will take care of all non-exempt positions and will also assist with

  • reviewing resumes and
  • developing interview questions.

Executive Recruiters will handle senior-level and mission-critical positions and lend additional expertise by:

  • developing a recruiting plan and a position profile;
  • conducting a compatibility assessment;
  • in-depth researching, screening and interviewing of candidates ;
  • planning interviews and presenting qualified candidates;
  • serving as hostess during campus interviews; and
  • dual career assistance.

Meet the Talent Acquisition Team

Team Member Area of Responsibility Contact
Brenda Coulson
Director, Talent Acquisition
Posting Waivers, Internal Postings, Background Check Policy and Senior Level Recruiting


Phone: 765-494-0603

email: bcoulson@purdue.edu

Stephanie Ferguson
Talent Acquisition Specialist
Professional recruitment for Vice Provost for Student Life, Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships, Office of Engagement, Honor’s College


Phone: 765-494-0518

email: fergus52@purdue.edu

Michele Flemming
Executive Recruiter
Senior Level Recruitment, CCRC, Vice President of Public Affairs, Office of the President, Vice Provost for Enrollment Management, International Programs, Krannert School of Management and Vice President for Human Resources


Phone: 765-496-7259

email: mflemming@purdue.edu

Gabbi Hill,
Talent Acquisition Coordinator
All clerical and service positions within the Vice Provost for Student Life

Phone: 765-494-4172

email: hill175@purdue.edu

Breanna Jones
Talent Acquisition Specialist
College of Veterinary Medicine, Office of the Provost


Phone: 765-494-9513

email: bbuikema@purdue.edu

Kelsey Kortge
Talent Acquisition Specialist/Sourcer  

Polytechnic Institute, Liberal Arts, Procurement and Office of the Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer


Phone: 765-494-6239

email: kkortge@purdue.edu

Marci Morris,
Talent Acquisition Specialist
Positions in Administrative Operations (AO) and AO Business Office, Auxiliary Services, Vice President Human Resources/AO and Environmental Health and Public Safety (EHPS)


Phone: 765-494-871

email: marcimorris@purdue.edu

Vanessa Ortiz,
Talent Acquisition Specialist
College of Engineering, College of Health and Human Sciences


Phone: 765-496-0392

email: vanessa@purdue.edu

Ashlin Previs,
Talent Acquisition Specialist
College of Agriculture, Purdue Extension, College of Pharmacy


Phone: 765 494-6953

email: aprevis@purdue.edu

Executive Recruiter
Senior Level Recruitment, Athletics, Associate Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, Brand Ambassadors, Social Media


Amanda Warren-Glowe,
Talent Acquisition Specialist
Office of Vice President for Information Technology and College of Science


Phone: 765-496-2017

email: warren@purdue.edu

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-4600

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