Gallardo Named Vice President of the Updated Office of Engagement

June 9, 2023

Roberto Gallardo, director of the Purdue Center for Regional Development and an associate professor in the Agricultural Economics Department, will take on the role of vice president for engagement as the engagement office is elevated to the Office of the President, reporting to Alyssa Wilcox, senior vice president for partnerships.

“As an essential part of a land-grant institution, we are further elevating the support to the overall engagement mission, which consists of at least four units at Purdue for many years: the engagement office, the partnership offices, communications (led by Ethan Braden) and Purdue Extension (reporting through the dean of Agriculture). Now the first two of these offices carrying out the engagement mission will be partnering closer than before,” Purdue President Mung Chiang said. “As I continue to visit each and every one of the 92 counties in our state of Indiana, we see the impact made by colleagues of all of Purdue’s engagement-related offices.”

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