New directors in Student Success Programs reflect on goals for supporting Purdue Students

September 19th, 2022

Purdue’s Student Success Programs department has welcomed four new directors to its leadership team. Overseeing Purdue’s Veterans Success Center, Horizons Student Support Services, Purdue Promise, and Span Plan Nontraditional Student Services, each of the new leaders has first-hand experiences that are similar to the students they now serve.

Pictured: (from left to right) Morgan Torres, Keara Ludiker, Brittany Allensworth, and Jazmine Clifton sit for a picture in Krach Leadership Center

Morgan Torres, who joined the U.S. military at 17, returned to Purdue to serve as assistant director of the Veteran Success Center in 2021; in 2022, Torres was hired into the director’s role after her predecessor took another job at Purdue.

Brittany Allensworth was a first-generation student who joined the Horizons program when she was completing her undergraduate studies. Then, in a span of only a few years, Allensworth became the interim director and ultimately was promoted to director of the Horizons program

Keara Ludiker was also the first in her immediate family to go to college, and her goal as director of Span Plan is to show non-traditional students that they have support and resources at Purdue to help them.

Jazmine Clifton was in the seventh grade when she became involved in AVID, an in-school academic support program that prepares students for college eligibility and success. Those early experiences became the foundation upon which Clifton’s passion for working with Purdue Promise.

All four of these women will work collaboratively and within their individual programs to develop new initiatives and build upon those already in existence.

Keep reading to learn more about each new leader and their goals for their respective programs.

Meet Morgan Torres

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Meet Brittany Allensworth

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Meet Keara Ludiker

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Meet Jazmine Clifton

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