November 1, 2023

Indy leader Evan Hawkins named senior director for administrative operations for Purdue University in Indianapolis


Evan Hawkins has been named senior director for administrative operations for Purdue University in Indianapolis.

In this newly established role, Hawkins will serve as a principal contact for Purdue University in Indianapolis, working with partners and stakeholders including state and local officials, municipalities, private industry and community organizations.

In addition, he will plan and develop campus services and facilities to meet the needs of faculty and staff in support of Purdue’s mission.

Hawkins comes to Purdue from Marian University, where he has served as the assistant vice president of facilities and procurement since 2016. In this role, he was responsible for operations, maintenance and construction projects; managing lease agreements; and leading strategic planning for housing and parking.

Hawkins also brings a wealth of K-12 school operations experience. Prior to working for Marian University, he served as the chief operating officer for Tindley Accelerated Schools in Indianapolis and was elected to the Indianapolis Public Schools Board of School Commissioners from 2019-2022, serving as board chair during his final two years.

Hawkins earned a bachelor’s degree from IUPUI and his master’s degree in business administration from Purdue University in West Lafayette.

Hawkins will begin his new role Nov. 6.

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