The College of Engineering Parent & Family Leadership Council

Sending a child to college is a life-changing experience for a family and our goal is to enrich this chapter in their lives. The College of Engineering Parent & Family Leadership Council represents the larger community of the Purdue Engineering parents and serves as an advisory group to the College through counsel, feedback and support throughout the academic year. Our mission is to build a community to engage with the College through participation, service, and philanthropic support to invest in the educational and long-term success of our students.

A Message from the Parent Co-Chairs

Hutchinson FamilyWe would like to extend a warm welcome to all Purdue Engineering families and share why we are excited to be part of the new Purdue Engineering Parent & Family Leadership Council.

Our sons, Ryan and Kyle, are both Purdue Engineering students.  As parents our role has evolved, but our desire to create a positive impact continues.  As a top-ranked program, we’re thrilled Purdue Engineering values our feedback and considers parents important partners in the shared mission of providing exceptional education.  The Engineering Parent & Family Leadership Council is a unique opportunity to connect with University leadership through thoughtful discussion for enriching the Purdue experience for our students.  

At this especially important time, please consider joining us as Engineering’s Parent & Family Leadership Council launches with the start of the 2020-21 academic year. For more information, please contact Susie Budreau, parent of Tyler, ME ’10, and Daniel, EEE ’16, and Senior Director of Development at 765-494-5340 or

Best regards,

Tami and Michael Hutchinson
Los Gatos, CA
Co-Chairs of the Purdue Engineering Parent & Family Leadership Council
Parents of Ryan, EE ’22 and Kyle, ECE’24

Guiding Principles

  • Enrich student and family experiences with the College of Engineering.
  • Champion the College of Engineering network on campus, in home areas, and within business networks.
  • Support the mission and priorities of the College of Engineering through participation of one on-campus meeting annually in the fall.

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