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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.

Mehak Advani 

Graduate Administrative Professional
advanim@purdue.edu
494-1231

Riley Cornett

Riley Cornett

Student Affairs Specialist - Programs and Engagement
Student Activities and Organizations

rkcornet@purdue.edu
494-8907

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

Jaime Cox

Student Affairs Specialist - Organization Activities and BoilerLink
coxjj@purdue.edu  
494-4096

Oversees and provides comprehensive direction and guidance to all students, staff, and faculty for Boilerlink, the Campus Labs engagement platform. 

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

Cassandra Salazar

Cassandra Salazar

Student Affairs Specialist - Diverse Student Organization Liaison
cassandra@purdue.edu
496-1205

Advises and coaches diverse student organizations. Oversees department’s social media accounts. Presents Implicit Bias trainings for student organizations and advisors.

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.

Zoe Staude

Zoe Staude

Student Affairs Specialist - Alumni Relations Liaison
zstaude@purdue.edu
494-0384

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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