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Senior Administrative Assistant

The Purdue Engineering Initiatives are five (5) virtual organizational structures within the College of Engineering that incubate programs in research, learning and engagement.  This position will provide vital administrative support to each of the PEIs; it will interface between the PEIs and others internally, including the Dean’s Office, advisory boards and faculty councils.

The most rewarding part of my job is the feeling that I get when my team pulls off a project and makes it look easy. For example, there are a lot of moving parts and coordination involved with executing a project like the State Street Redevelopment Project. We’re impacting campus in a way that I don’t believe it has ever been impacted before. Of course there have been challenges associated with the project, but overall, its moving forward successfully.  ~Kristi Brown, Project Manager

I chose to interview at Purdue University in 2007 because of the type of work I would be doing with student organizations.  I’ve chosen to stay at Purdue University because we have great students, I have been able to work alongside and create with great staff and faculty, and this is an institution that strives to be the best at what it does.  Taking the next step to interview and ultimately gain the promotion has meant being able to expand on the work our team has started.   ~ Martia Brawner King, Director of Student Involvement Student Activities and Organizations

The group that I manage is charged with ensuring that the utility services (electricity, water, steam, and chilled water) used on campus, are delivered to end-users safely and reliably. I work to develop strategies that allow for more efficient and effective delivery of utilities to campus as well, as well as respond to upset conditions determine root cause and triage solutions while minimizing the impact to campus customers. ~ Malcom Drane, Senior Manager Utilities Distribution Systems within Energy and Utilities