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A Web Letter from the Office of the Provost - October 2021

By Mary Jane Chew

New leadership for undergraduate academic advising named

Jenna Rickus, vice provost for teaching and learning, has announced that Jeff Elliott is joining Purdue as the executive director of University Undergraduate Academic Advising. Elliott’s new role is effective immediately.

Jeff Elliott is joining Purdue as the executive director of University Undergraduate Academic Advising.

Elliott comes to Purdue after 10 years as associate director of arts and sciences advising in the   College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, TN. He takes on the role formerly held by Sandy Monroe, who retired this past July.

Elliott will report to Heather Servaty-Seib, associate vice provost for teaching and learning, and will collaborate with approximately 200 professional academic advisors and with another 120-plus faculty advisors on the Purdue West Lafayette campus. He will also serve as a supplementary supervisor to the head advisors in each college. His office provides centralized leadership, training, communication and coordination to all academic advisors to ensure quality, holistic, personalized advising services to the diverse population of undergraduate students.

“We look forward to the leadership skills and experience that Jeff brings to this position,” said Servaty-Seib. “He has an extensive background in academic advising and a great record of success in the areas of academic support and cross-disciplinary collaborations.”

Prior to his position at the University of Tennessee, Elliott lead advising and tutoring services at Columbia State Community College in Columbia, TN. He received a B.A. from Murray State University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.