Advisory Board

The Leadership Center Advisory Board provides members a stellar opportunity to continue to shape leadership education in a variety of contexts both on campus at Purdue Calumet and off-campus in the community.  The experience and insight of the members greatly adds to the strategic direction of this interdisciplinary center.  The Leadership Center’s primary mission is to help organizations address practical leadership challenges with contemporary thinking from relevant fields of research. The Center is committed to initiating interactive dialog with leaders from corporate and not-for-profit sectors to solve immediate problems and expand our understanding of leadership. 
The main purpose of The Leadership Center Advisory Board is to:

  • Promote and recognize leadership development opportunities within the community;
  • Identify funding opportunities to advance the center’s mission;
  • Provide experiential learning opportunities to students interested in leadership; and
  • Advise the center and assist with the formulation of annual goals and progress.

The Leadership Center Advisory Board meets two times per year to discuss relevant topics, projects, and or concerns.  This year’s fall meeting is scheduled for October 23rd from and the spring meeting is scheduled for April 9th, both will be held from 5:30pm-7:00pm in the Student Union Library building, room 321.

Current Board Members:

Ann Williams, Asst. VP,Community Development-Fifth Third Bank
Bob Johnson, Business Owner – Nationwide Floors and Windows
Brett Kokot, Associate Analyst – Planning – ArcelorMittal 
Harry Vande Velde, Executive Director – Legacy Foundation
Jessie Martin, Recent Graduate / Former SGA President 
Keith Kirkpatrick, President – KPM Group
Kelly Dallas, Project Manager – Engineering – ArcelorMittal
Lori McBride, Director of Surgical Services – St. Catherine’s
Peggy Buffington, Superintendent – School City of Hobart
Rebecca Manus, Executive Director – Challenger Learning Center
Roz Malouhos, Operations Manager – Junior Achievement