Purdue Engineering Staff Leadership Academy


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 Eric VandeVoorde at evandevo@purdue.edu with questions about PESLA.



Eric VandeVoorde

Eric VandeVoorde

Director of Professional Engineering Master's Programs, CoE

Cristina Farmus

Cristina Farmus

Managing Director, CISTAR

Marsha Freeland

Marsha Freeland

Director, Faculty Success Programs

Steve Duket

Steve Duket

Managing Director, IE

Will Sondgerath

Will Sondgerath

Chief of Staff to Dean

Leadership Academy Members

Jackie Baumgardt

Administrative Assistant to Head of Mechanical Engineering

Sue Bayley

Assistant Director of WIEP

Janet Beagle

Senior Director of Graduate Programs, CoE

Nathan Engelberth

Director of Academic Programs, ABE

Jun Fang

Manager of Instructional Development, EPE

Kathy Heath

Program Administration Manager, External Relations, CE

Morgan Kuryla

Academic Advisor, IE

Darshini Render

Assistant Director, Student Success, CoE

Nina Robinson

Administrative Director, EEE

Dawn Whitaker

Associate Director, INSGC

PESLA Team Member participating in a planning activity