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Dean's Advisory Council

Below are the ever-dedicated Dean's Advisory Council members. The advisory council provides support and advisement to the Dean regarding the growth and development of the Honors College. Particular attention is paid to developing the Honors College as a standout community and industry partner.

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Tim Coleman

Tim is currently Vice President and Information Officer, Medicines Development Information & Digital Solutions, at Eli Lilly and Company where he is responsible for IT strategies and solutions for R&D business areas.  In this role, he directs a global portfolio of digital initiatives in partnership with Lilly business and scientific executives.  Projects delivered within his portfolio have been recognized nationally for digital innovation and visionary leadership, including the CIO100 Award, FutureEdge 50 Award and the Bio-IT World Best Practices Award in Clinical Research. Tim has held several positions in the Lilly Global Information and Digital Solutions organization supporting US and Global sales & marketing, manufacturing, and research & development.  In addition, he has held business roles in the Human Resources and Sales & Marketing components, including P&L responsibility as District Sales Leader for the Lilly Osteoporosis Specialty Business Unit.  Tim earned his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management and Computer Science from Purdue University and his Master of Management (MBA) from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Tim is a passionate advocate for STEM youth education and enjoys giving to support his community.  He currently serves on the board of directors for the TechPoint Foundation for Youth, the Indianapolis Public Schools Foundation and as the Executive Champion for BDPA Indianapolis.  Tim is also a board member with the Krenicki Center for Business Analytics & Machine Learning at Purdue University.  He has previously served on computer science corporate advisory boards for multiple universities.

Anthony Denhart
Anthony Denhart

Tony Denhart joined the Indiana Economic Development Corporation as the executive vice president of talent and workforce on Jan. 3, 2022. Prior, Denhart most recently served as the University Relations Director for GE Corporate.  In his role, Denhart reports to Indiana Secretary of Commerce Brad Chambers to help connect Hoosier businesses and talent resources including universities, government agencies and resources, as well as community and education stakeholders. The goal to make it as easy as possible for employers to develop robust talent pipelines, meet hiring goals and implement training and development programs. He also represents the IEDC as a member of the Governor’s Workforce Cabinet.  Denhart joins the IEDC with more than 30 years of developing early career talent attraction strategies and engaging with university recruiting and student relations. Most recently, he led the strategy and implementation of university relations, full-time and internship university hiring needs, military, diversity and campus recruitment initiatives, branding strategy and execution, and research collaboration at GE. Denhart began his career in 1989 as a GE field engineer, in the Field Engineering Program. After several roles of increasing responsibility at GE Power, in 2007, he was promoted to the role of senior services leader where he was responsible for the Midwest region, all client success, field operations and full profit and loss. Denhart was also involved in his alma mater Purdue University, serving as the Campus Relations Leader (CRL) for six years. As the CRL, he oversaw the recruiting cycle, relationships with the deans, faculty, administration, student organizations and research collaboration. Denhart drove the partnership to new levels where student interaction increased, hiring increased and collaborative research increased by ten times. Denhart serves as an advisor to the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program, Purdue Honors College Dean’s Advisory Board and Purdue Student Life Vice Provost’s Advisory Council. He is also active with the National Association of Corporate Relations Officers, NACRO, National Association of Colleges and Employers and Midwest Association of Colleges and Employers. He also serves on the advisory board of Velents, a start-up that focuses on a new era of university recruitment and business communication with its A.I. powered recruitment platform.

A native Hoosier, Denhart is a graduate of Purdue University and has received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University's Polytechnic Institute and was inducted into the Cooperative Education Hall of Fame. He resides in Noblesville with his wife, Rhonda. They have two grown children, Jake and Nicole.

Jeff Hackleman
Jeff Hackleman

The son of a career Air Force Officer, Jeffrey Hackleman moved throughout the United States and Europe during childhood, only to return to his Indiana roots as a third generation Boilermaker. Majoring in neurobiology, Jeffrey was active in Sigma Chi Fraternity and served in progressively responsible positions within the Purdue Interfraternity Council (IFC), culminating with roles as president of the Purdue IFC and chairman of the Iron Key Senior Leadership Honorary. Additionally, he was privileged to have membership in other honorary organizations on campus including Alpha Epsilon Delta, Golden Key, Omicron Delta Kappa, Skull and Crescent, and Gimlet. His awards while at Purdue include the 1994 Midwest IFC Association Jellison Award, the Purdue Class of 1937 Leadership Scholarship, the Grand Prix Foundation Scholarship, Purdue Debris Yearbook Outstanding Senior, the 1994 Sigma Chi Chapter Balfour Award, the 1994 G.A. Ross Award for the Outstanding Senior Man, the student speaker at Purdue’s May Commencement, and was voted by his Boilermaker peers to be the 1993 Purdue Homecoming King.  Upon graduation from Purdue, Jeffrey moved to Cincinnati to join Proctor & Gamble’s Brand Management program where he managed brands including Pringles, Folgers, and a first-ever collaborative initiative between Proctor & Gamble and McDonald’s Corporation.

In 1997, Jeffrey returned to academia, receiving his doctorate from The Ohio State University College of Optometry in 2001. While a doctoral student, Jeffrey was selected as The Ohio State University College of Optometry Student Trustee, serving on a number of boards within the Ohio Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association, and the American Optometric Student Association. During his professional training Jeffrey completed internships at the Hampton Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Hampton, VA, and TLC Laser Center in Columbus, OH. Upon his doctoral hooding, Jeffrey was honored by the College faculty as the American Optometric Student Association Student of the Year. Jeffrey is a private family practice optometrist, specializing in ocular surface disease, with his primary office in Watkinsville, Georgia. He is an active member of the American Optometric Association and the Georgia Optometric Association, where he has served in various leadership roles. Most recently, Jeffrey has served as president of the Georgia Optometric Association, representing his profession and eye health causes throughout Georgia and the United States, and continues to chair the Georgia Optometric Association Leadership Academy. Jeffrey has been honored to receive the Georgia Young Optometrist of the Year Award, the Early Professional Achievement Award from The Ohio State University College of Optometry, and the Georgia Optometrist of the Year Award. In 2019, Jeffrey was appointed and sworn in by Georgia Governor Brian Kemp to serve on the Georgia State Board of Optometry. He participates on several Boards, chairing the M&K Foundation, which supports academic and leadership development in Oconee County youth. Jeffrey enjoys time in the woods, on the water, and with his family. Jeffrey, his Boilermaker bride of 26 years, Tricia, and their two girls, Claire and Paige, call Athens, Georgia, home. They welcome all vocal Big Ten friends to SEC country with open arms.

Tricia Hackleman
Tricia Hackleman

Tricia was the first member of her immediate family to attend college; she arrived at Purdue in fall 1990. Majoring in psychology with a focus on premedical studies, Tricia began her time on campus as a School of Liberal Arts Dean's Freshman Scholar. She became a member of the Order of the Iron Key and Kappa Alpha Theta. Tricia served the Greek community in a variety of roles, including a stint as president of the Panhellenic Association. After graduating from Purdue, Tricia attained several scholastic honors on her way to graduation from the University of Cincinnati College of Law, including serving as the executive editor of the University of Cincinnati Law Review. After earning her law degree, she served as a judicial clerk for Judge Mark P. Painter of the Ohio 1st District Court of Appeals, for Judge Michael L. Close of the Ohio 10th District Court of Appeals, and for Justice Deborah L. Cook of the Supreme Court of Ohio. Tricia worked in student affairs at The Ohio State University and then practiced law in Atlanta for five years. She joined the ranks at the University of Georgia School of Law in 2008, serving in a variety of roles, including assistant director of Student Affairs as well as a clinical instructor overseeing judicial externs as part of the Civil Externship Clinic. Currently, Tricia is a Senior Lecturer of Legal Studies in the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. She has been married to a fellow Boilermaker, Jeff, for 27 years. She is the mother to Claire, who is currently pursuing a Math Education major and a Math Minor at the University of Georgia, and Paige, who will be a freshman at Purdue University this fall in the First Year Engineering Program.

Daniella Landers
Daniella Landers

Daniella is a partner in Reed Smith's Energy & Natural Resources practice group with over 20 years experience. She represents energy, chemical, commercial and industrial clients on a broad range of environmental, health & safety and land use issues, with a focus on dispute resolution, risk mitigation, regulatory compliance, and transactional matters (mergers, sales, acquisitions, joint ventures). In addition, she helps clients navigate environmental crises and investigations and develop tailored legal response strategies. She has taught related courses for 13+ years as an adjunct law professor at South Texas College of Law and the University of Houston Law Center. She is also a prolific speaker and writer on environmental, energy and litigation issues.

Karen Moschetto
Karen Moschetto

Karen first came to Fredericksburg Academy in 1996 as the Athletic Director. She went on to serve as Dean of Students, Head of Middle School, and interim-Head of School before a national search concluded she was the ideal candidate to become the Academy’s fourth Head of School, a role she has held since 2010.  Karen is a relational leader who has made diversity and inclusion a particular focus of her administration. Karen is also the Varsity Field Hockey Head Coach and has led FA teams to six State Championship titles. She competed at the Division I level while studying at Purdue University, where she completed both under-graduate and graduate degrees. As a four-year member of the field hockey team, Karen earned All-Big Ten and Academic All-Big Ten distinctions, was awarded the Big Ten Medal of Honor for demonstrating proficiency in scholarship and athletics and was named to Purdue’s All-Decade team for 1981-1991. Karen has served on the board of the Virginia Diversity Network and is an active member of the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce. She also holds positions of leadership with the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association and Virginia Association of Independent Schools.

Elaine Nagey
Elaine Nagey

After graduating from Purdue in 1970, Elaine went on to earn a master’s degree at Duke University.  Working in the newly created position of Adjunct Administrator for Academic Affairs in the School of Nursing, she began doing what she would do throughout her career—solve problems in new ventures for organizations. She cut her doctoral work short of her dissertation as she and husband, David (BSE ’69), began their family.  Volunteer work at her sons’ school quickly turned into a position as Director of Development.  During twenty-years in development and five years in policy and communications in independent education, Elaine oversaw the annual fund, two capital campaigns, several accreditation reviews, the volunteer organization, long-range planning, school-wide communications, emergency management, and published several articles on aspects of independent school development.  Working with the Association of Independent Maryland Schools, she chaired the development committee and, with the executive director, was responsible for establishing an on-line professional journal for independent school teachers.  Now, retirement has turned into “rewirement.”  She is using her years of education and experience with volunteer groups and working in property management/development.  Most recently she has been selected as a trustee of the Basalt Regional Library where she is a member of the finance and policy committees. Elaine looks forward to continuing with the development committee in its efforts to expand  resources for Purdue’s Honors College.

Cathy Russell
Cathy Russell (Broker/Owner)

Energy, enthusiasm, and experience combine to make Cathy Russell the number one agent in the Lafayette area. In 2015, she earned the spot as the number one agent in the Lafayette Regional Association of Realtors by successfully closing more than 225 properties for more than $35M in sales volume in her 42nd year in the business. Cathy began her Real Estate career in 1974 after graduating from Purdue University in home planning and working in the building industry. After raising her three children, she returned to Coldwell Banker Sycamore Realty in 1989. Putting heavy emphasis on further education led Cathy to break several top-producing records, including being named one of the top 10 agents for Coldwell Banker International from 1992-1996, and she eventually became the number one agent. During that time, she also served as a member of the Chi Omega Alumnae group, and President of the Lafayette Symphony Guild. In 1998, she established her own Real Estate Agency—Cathy Russell Team Real Estate. Her team once achieved more than $42M in closed sales volume and more than 300 closed properties. She’s not retiring, but now enjoying watching her oldest and youngest children take the helm as the 2nd generation owners of the company she started, which is now renamed “The Russell Company.” Cathy is a loyal Purdue University Alum who bleeds black and gold. She has given one scholarship per year for the last 30 years and is a 44-year member of the John Purdue Club.

Mother of three and grandmother of eight now, she continues to emphasize learning, doing your best and helping people get what they want out of life, all the while having FUN!

Roger Stewart
Roger Stewart

Roger Stewart spent a 30-year career at Procter & Gamble where he provided financial analysis on brands such as Pampers, Luvs, Charmin, Bounty, Always, etc.  He spent the last 18 years of his career in Treasury and retired as the Vice President of Global Treasury in 2005. Upon retirement from P&G, he returned to Purdue where he taught International Finance and Capital markets in the MBA program from 2005 until 2009.  He was the Executive Director of Krannert’s graduate and undergraduate career center (The Krannert Leadership and Professional Development Center) from 2009 to 2014.  As an Executive in Residence, he advised a number of Purdue’s top honorary and leadership organizations (Mortar Board, Old Masters, and Rising Professionals) until 2019. Today Roger’s passion is the Roger C. Stewart Leadership and Professional Development Program (LPD).  Purdue is in the midst of rolling out professional development competencies in four broad areas highlighted by hiring firms and graduate programs as critical.  They include Communications, Interpersonal Skills and Intercultural Knowledge, Intrapersonal Awareness and Development, and Ways of Thinking.  The objective is to make certain all students are aware the importance of these and how they can grow each on campus. Roger is a diehard Boilermaker.  He enjoys travel, spending time with friends and family, and continuing the honor of helping young professionals achieve their goals.

Tiffany Weinzapfel
Tiffany Weinzapfel

After graduation from Purdue in 1996 (B.S. International Agriculture/B.A. Russian Language/M.Agr. Public Horticulture), Tiffany worked in local government in Indiana in Planning and Zoning for several years. Ivy Tech Community College offered her a chance to work with local industry planning and administering specialized continuing education for their employees. After several years, two children, and a transition-to-teaching program, she currently is a chemistry teacher in Columbus, Indiana. When not teaching or grading, her free time is spent staying active, reading or watching her sons run and play hockey.

Richard Wien
Richard Wien

Dr. Richard Wien is a retired R&D manager who worked at Eastman Kodak for 34 years. His last position was manager of Strategic Business Development in R&D.  He currently serves as a mentor for student teams at the U. of Canterbury and is on the Deans Advisory Board of Purdue Honors College. He has served on the Chemistry Department Advisory Committee and done design reviews in the EPICS program.  He serves on the boards of Quad A for Kids, Pittsford Education Foundation, Pittsford Food Cupboard, Brighton Food Depot, and The First Baptist Church of Rochester.

Dr. Wien who received a BS from Purdue University and a PhD from Stanford University currently serves on the board of two medical device startup companies. He was named a Hero of Chemistry by the American Chemical Society and has received the NASA Public Service Medal.  He was a member of Kodak teams that received an Oscar and an Emmy.  Most recently, Richard established the “Richard and Judith Wien Associate Professor of Chemistry in December 2021.

Sally Zoll
Sally Zoll

Sally Ann Zoll, Ed.D, is an award-winning CEO, entrepreneur and corporate strategist internationally recognized for spearheading significant organizational growth and program sustainment at the organizations in which she has served. As the CEO for the nationally acclaimed nonprofit United Through Reading, Dr. Zoll serves as the chief guardian and spokesperson for the organization’s vision and mission, builds and sustains relationships with stakeholders and partners, and leads programs, finances, and internal team. In her distinguished career, Dr. Zoll’s values for education are always evident. She has a doctorate in educational leadership and management, a master’s degree in special education from the University of San Diego and a BA in elementary education from Purdue University. From her first position as an elementary school teacher to her present leadership role, Dr. Zoll has integrated her knowledge of education, educational technology and the military with her talents for building and leading organizations of all sizes in the public, private and nonprofit sectors.  Dr. Zoll is an Army spouse of over 30 years and her son, an Army reservist, has served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Prior to joining United Through Reading, Dr. Zoll was President of LearnStar and Vice President of Jostens Learning Corporation, both education software companies. She has worked extensively with the US Department of Education for 30 years as a consultant, has served on her community library's Board of Trustees for almost 9 years, and is a member of the Advisory Board of the University of San Diego School of Leadership and Education Sciences. She was honored by the San Diego Business Journal's Women Who Mean Business Award, the YWCA's Tribute to Women & Industry Award and the Navy Region Southwest Fleet-Fighter-Family Champion Award. She was also the recipient of the Tech Titan CEO of Emerging Company Award in Texas, was nominated by Intel CEO Craig Barrett to be a ComputerWorld Honors Program Laureate, and was inducted into her Greenfield, Indiana high school’s Alumni Hall of Fame. She was most recently nominated for San Diego Magazine’s 2015 Woman of the Year. Dr. Zoll has been CEO of, United Through Reading, since 2007. Since that time, she has brought the organization to a national stage with appearances on the Oprah Winfrey Show, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, CNN with Wolf Blitzer and other major media outlets. Dr. Zoll’s expertise in developing strategic alliances between the corporate and nonprofit sectors has created nationally-recognized collaborations with corporations including Target, BAE Systems, Northrop Grumman, Kellogg’s®, the USO, Carters/OshKosh and a myriad of other organizations. In 2015, United Through Reading received the Library of Congress American Award for Literacy and in 2016, under her leadership, UTR received the inaugural Congressional Medal of Honor Society’s Hero Award for Community Service. She lives in Coronado, California with her family.

 

Dean’s Advisory Council Members Emeritus

    • Fred Andrews (Inaugural Member)
    • Richard Grace (Inaugural Member)
    • Terry Kungel (Inaugural Member)
    • Brendan Owens
    • Derek Mauk

Dean’s Advisory Council Members in Memoriam

    • Linda Felt (Inaugural Member)