Purdue Engineering Staff Leadership Academy

PESLA Cohort 3.0

Through real-world case studies, small group discussions, and interactive presentations, PESLA encourages you to think beyond your own administrative area and lead in ways that support larger institutional objectives. PESLA provides the tools and insight to think more strategically, balance competing demands on your time, and engage in more forward - thinking leadership.

Please contact Will Sondgerath at wsondgerath@purdue.edu with questions about PESLA.

Cohort 3.0

Cohort 2.0

Cohort 1.0

Graduation Photo Gallery



Will Sondgerath

Will Sondgerath

Assistant Dean for Staff & Director of Administration, CoE

Nina Robinson

Nina Robinson

Administrative Director, EEE

Janet Beagle

Janet Beagle

Senior Director of Graduate Programs, CoE

Will Gwin

Will Gwin

Manager, Web Communications, CoE

Susan Khalifah

Susan Khalifah

Director of Student Experience, CE

Leadership Academy Members - Cohort 3.0

Karin Ejendal

Research Scientist, BME

Jennifer Gray

LyoHUB Operations Manager, ChE

Diana Harbison

Assistant Director for International Development, GEPP

Karen Hull

Graduate Program Manager, CoE

Jacqueline McDermott

Assistant Director of Graduate Recruitment and Retention, CoE

Curt Oechsle

Senior Academic Advisor, FYE

Jennifer Strickland

Senior Co-op Education Program Manager, OPP

Kate Theobald

Digital Communications Specialist, CoE

Yuxiang Wang

Academic Advisor/International Support Coordinator, ECE

Melissa Westendorf

Business Manager, Business Office

Leadership Academy Members - Cohort Archive

Leadership Academy Members - Cohort 2.0

Leadership Academy Members - Cohort 1.0

PESLA Team Member participating in a planning activity