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Our business hours are Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM and we are located on the third floor of the Krach Leadership Center. Feel free to contact us by email at sao@purdue.edu, by calling our office at 765-494-1231, or by appointment via BoilerConnect

Martia King

Martia Brawner King, Ph.D.

Director of Student Involvement
Student Activities and Organizations

mbrawner@purdue.edu
494-9758

Dr. Martia Brawner King is a senior Student Affairs Professional whose work focuses on student engagement and student development. She believes that learning takes place outside the classroom and compliments what is learned inside the classroom. Martia has strived to ensure that each student has the best college experience possible and that every organization is able to live their mission. She stands firmly on John Dewey’s philosophy of Education through experiences will lead to learning and growth.

Advising over 950 student organizations at Purdue is no small feat. Dr. King is often excited by the opportunities to think creatively, solve challenging requests, and provide risk analysis that will aid in student engagement. She primarily advisors the Purdue Student Government and the Student Fee Advisory Board.

Dr. King is a scholar, a student advocate, an educator, a wife, and a mom of three. She finds joy in connecting with family, friends, students, alumni, and the community.

Carol Deputy

Administrative Assistant
cdeputy@purdue.edu 
494-1231

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

Mckenna Hufford

Student Affairs Specialist-Programs and Engagement
mhufford@purdue.edu 
494-8991

Oversees and provides support to the programs put on by the Purdue Student Union Board and Purdue Student Government. This includes safety and security, compliance with contractual obligations and university polices. Provides student volunteers with training in leadership development, programming, policy development, budget management and evaluation.

Margie Jones

Margie Jones

Assistant Director of Student Involvement 
mctucker@purdue.edu
494-2307

Advises three of our student organizations, the Barbara Cook Chapter of Mortar Board, Old Masters and Rising Professionals.  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 legacy student organizations.

Allison Maldonado-Ruiz

Allison Maldonado-Ruiz

Student Affairs Specialist 
Student Activities and Organizations
maldon25@purdue.edu 
494-2407

Oversees the recognition process for new student organizations and the constitution review process for all student organizations. Organizes leadership and professional development workshops and officer trainings for all student organizations. Advises the SAO Ambassadors and coordinates outreach programming. Designs and publishes the SAO Bulletin, a bi-weekly newsletter sent to all presidents, treasurers, and advisors. Serves on the Campus Safety Committee to review medium to high risk student organization events and activities.

Juna Matsuda-Johnson

Student Affairs Specialist 
Student Activities and Organizations
john1578@purdue.edu  
494-0384

Advises Old Masters and assists in the implementation of the Old Masters programming. Oversees the leadership development of student leaders through personal development, event planning, and budget management. Works with student organizations across campus to connect with their alumni, manage endowments, and educate students on the importance of stewardship. 

Jessica Mellady

Office Manager 
Student Activities and Organizations
jmellady@purdue.edu
494-1232

Oversees the daily operations of the office and provides support for the Student Activities Director. Coordinates support efforts for SAO and Leadership offices. Serves as the department tech coordinator. Assists student organizations with registrations, gift acknowledgments, constitution review, virtual event review, absence notifications and general BoilerLink navigation.

Mike Mifflin

Assistant Director, Student Organizations
mmifflin@purdue.edu
496-0809

Advises the Student Fee Advisory Board (SFAB) & Student Organization Grant Allocation Board (SOGA). Leads the Campus Safety Committee. Assists student organizations with general BoilerLink navigation and form submission.

Tyler Redding

Student Affairs Specialist 
tylerredding@purdue.edu 
494-4096

Manages the Boilerlink system, including administrative configuration and updates to forms, processes, and navigation. Provides support to student organizations and campus partners to ensure high level of performance and understanding of the event approval process. Assists students in leadership and skills development. Assists with the advising of Purdue Student Government.

Chelsea Schwab

Chelsea Schwab

Assistant Director, Programs 
harri648@purdue.edu
494-8981

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.

Divya Singh

Graduate Administrative Professional
singh886@purdue.edu 
494-1231

Mikayla Yohe

Student Affairs Specialist 
mmyohe@purdue.edu 
496-1205

Oversees and provides support to Purdue's Multicultural organizations. Advises the Barbara Cook Chapter of Mortar Board. Assists students through their leadership journey while helping them develop skills in leadership development, cultural competency, personal growth, and budget management. 

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