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April 16, 1998

Purdue names interim vice president
for human relations

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Alysa C. Rollock, an associate professor of law at Indiana University, will serve as Purdue University's interim vice president for human relations, effective July 1, President Steven C. Beering announced today (Thursday, 4/16).

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Rollock, who teaches at the IU law school in Bloomington, will succeed Judith M. Gappa, who will resign her administrative position to concentrate on teaching and research in Purdue's School of Education. Beering has asked Rollock to begin by evaluating the office.

"Alysa Rollock is exceptionally well-qualified to provide interim leadership to this crucial administrative area of Purdue," Beering said. "I also have asked her to evaluate the current organizational structure and functional interrelationships. The Office of Vice President for Human Relations is relatively new, having been created in 1991, so it is appropriate to use this interim period to review its missions and purposes, programs and opportunities. Once that is accomplished, we will begin our search for the permanent vice presidential appointment."

Beering also praised Gappa's pioneering effort. "She made the human relations agenda a part of everything we do at the university," he said. "She leaves us in a very strong position to build on the success of the human relations programs, which will continue to be a high priority for Purdue."

The office currently oversees the Women's Resource Office, Affirmative Action Office and the Diversity Resource Office.

Rollock joined the IU faculty in 1992. Her teaching and research focus on professional responsibility as well as corporate and securities law.

A native of Montclair, N.J. , Rollock received her law degree from Yale University in 1984 and a bachelor's degree from Princeton in 1981. While at Yale, she chaired the Thomas Swan Barristers' Union and Yale's chapter of the Black American Law Students Association. She has been associated with two law firms in New York City and Ice Miller Donadio & Ryan in Indianapolis. Rollock's husband, David, is an associate professor in Purdue's Department of Psychological Sciences. They live in Zionsville.

Sources: Steven C. Beering (765) 494-9708
Alysa C. Rollock (812) 855-6151; e-mail:
Writer: Jeanne V. Norberg (765) 494-2094; e-mail:
Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096; e-mail,

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