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Board of Directors


The 2023 Purdue Alumni Association board and trustee elections will take place from 8 a.m. ET on Monday, April 10, to 5 p.m. ET on Friday, April 14.

The worldwide alumni population is divided into geographic districts. Members are eligible to vote for a director from the district in which they reside; all members are eligible to vote for the trustee.

Members must first register to vote by creating a Purdue Connect online account. This website is managed by the Purdue for Life Foundation and verifies membership in the Purdue Alumni Association. Visit connect.purdue.edu/s/login to register.


Two board openings will be filled in an election of the membership prior to the annual meeting:

Indiana—One Opening
All 92 counties

United States East—One Opening
Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New York; North Carolina; Ohio; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; Vermont; Virginia; Washington, DC; and West Virginia





The Purdue Alumni Association Board of Directors is elected by its dues-paying members.

Purdue Alumni Board of Directors

Ken Sam

Ken SamChairmanOlathe, KS

Danita Rodibaugh

Danita RodibaughVice ChairmanRensselaer, IN

Daniel Dawes

Daniel DawesPast ChairmanNoblesville, IN

Ryan Kay

Ryan KayChairman of FinanceFort Wayne, IN

Jon SimpsonChairman of Leadership Development and NominatingLibertyville, IL

Khalil Alami

Khalil AlamiDirectorAmman, Jordan

Justin BaitzDirectorLafayette, IN

Somita Basu

Somita BasuDirectorSan Jose, CA

Beth BostwickDirectorFt. Collins, CO

Dale Cripe

Dale CripeDirectorNorth Andover, MA

Karissa Donnoe HodsonDirectorColumbus, OH

John R. Glass IIIDirectorCarmel, IN

Greg JungDirectorWestfield, IN

Allison Manifold

Allison ManifoldDirectorSeattle, WA

Jim OvermanDirectorHouston, TX

Katherine PilotDirectorHermosa Beach, CA

Kevin Wilson

Kevin WilsonAgriculture Alumni RepresentativeWalton, IN

Almira YllanaDirectorGurnee, IL

Theresa Carter

Theresa CarterUniversity Alumni TrusteeColorado Springs, CO

Vanessa Castagna

Vanessa CastagnaUniversity Alumni TrusteeDallas, TX

Malcolm DeKryger

Malcolm DeKrygerUniversity Alumni TrusteeDeMotte, IN