Purdue ECE head, Dimitrios Peroulis, named SVP of Purdue University Online
Purdue University President Mung Chiang on Tuesday (Jan. 3) announced a new reporting structure for the senior vice president for Purdue University Online and its leadership update.
The senior vice president for Purdue University Online will now report directly to the president, Chiang announced, with a dotted line to the provost. Gary Bertoline, who was appointed in April 2021 to the position, will continue to serve in the role through June 30, 2023, at which time he will take a prescheduled research leave to become the principal investigator for a major Purdue project funded by the National Science Foundation. Dimitrios Peroulis, currently head of Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, will succeed Bertoline on July 1 as senior vice president for Purdue University Online.
Since May 2019, Peroulis has served as the Michael and Katherine Birck Head of and the Reilly Professor in the Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He also has been the College of Engineering’s academic lead for online learning since January 2018. Under Peroulis’ leadership, Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering has become the nation’s largest program with 120 faculty members and 3,300 students, while achieving its strongest combined undergraduate, graduate and online rankings. Peroulis recruited 25 tenure-track/tenured faculty members and grew extramural research expenditures by 31% to a record $54 million. In addition, he led the launch of six new online graduate programs for the college, numerous credentials and increased online enrollment by nearly 2.5 times. Currently, Purdue’s online master's programs in electrical, mechanical and industrial engineering, as well as engineering management, are ranked No. 1, while civil engineering is No. 2 in the U.S.