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For your health and safety, the Krach Leadership Center will be closed indefinitely to slow the spread of COVID-19. However, staff with Student Activities and Organizations will be available during our normal business hours, Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM, by email at, by calling our office at 765-494-1231, or by appointment via BoilerConnect

Martia King

Martia Brawner King

Director of Student Involvement
Student Activities and Organizations

Advises an area of Purdue Student Government and works with a team to provide student organization oversight, leadership development, advising and conflict resolution. She is currently pursuing her PhD in student affairs in higher education at Indiana State University.

Riley Cornett

Student Affairs Specialist - Programs and Engagement
Student Activities and Organizations

Oversees and provides support to programs put on by the Purdue Student Union Board including safety and security, compliance with contractual obligations and university polices. Cultivates partnerships with campus, community, and alumni partners while assisting and providing student volunteers with training in leadership development, programming skills, policy development, budget development and evaluation.

Jaime Cox

Student Affairs Specialist - Organization Activities and BoilerLink  

Oversees and provides comprehensive direction and guidance to all students, staff, and faculty for Boilerlink, the Campus Labs engagement platform. Cultivate and manage University-community partnerships while co-advising the Purdue Student Union Board on planning, organizing, implementation, and evaluation of programs.

Carol Deputy

Administrative Assistant 

Assists student organizations with registrations and general BoilerLink navigation. Provides customer service and supports departmental staff. 

Chelsea Harris

Chelsea Harris

Assistant Director, Programs

Oversees the leadership and shared management of the Purdue Student Union Board and Union Programs. Works with students, staff, and campus partners to foster transformative engagement opportunities through various programs across campus. Advises students on planning, organizing, implementation, and evaluation of programs while assisting with trainings, leadership development, and budget management.

Margie Jones

Margie Jones

Assistant Director of Student Involvement

Advises two of our student organizations, the Barbara Cook Chapter of Mortar Board and Old Masters.  Assists students through their leadership journey while helping them develop skills in leadership development, personal growth and budget management. Serves as a liaison to help our student organizations engage with their alumni.

Allison Maldonado-Ruiz

Allison Maldonado-Ruiz

Student Affairs Specialist 
Student Activities and Organizations 

Guides new student organizations through the recognition process on campus along with assisting in guiding our leadership development and training for all recognized student organizations.

Jessica Mellady

Office Manager 
Student Activities and Organizations

Oversees the daily operations of the office, provides support for the Director and serves as the department tech coordinator. Assists student organizations with registrations, gift acknoweldgents and general BoilerLink navigation.

Cassandra Salazar

Student Affairs Specialist - Diverse Student Organization Liaison

Advises and coaches diverse student ogranizations.

Zoe Staude

Student Affairs Specialist - Alumni Relations Liaison

Works alongside the Assistant Director of Student Involvement in advising two of Purdue’s student organizations, Old Masters and the Barbara Cook Chapter of Mortar Board. Advises numerous other student organizations on engaging with their alumni and working with endowments.

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