Office of Engagement

Connecting the university with communities and individuals in partnerships to make the world a more equitable, resilient and prosperous place for all, at home and across the globe.

Engagement and Service-Learning Summit, February 29, 2024

Join us for Giant Leaps, Local Impacts. Faculty, staff, students, and community partners are invited to leap forward for local impact and celebrate giant leaps for engagement in Greater Lafayette and beyond at our 2024 Engagement Summit.

Purdue launches broadband team, effort to increase high-speed internet access, adoption and use throughout Indiana

Purdue President Mung Chiang and Roberto Gallardo, Purdue vice president for engagement and director of the Purdue Center for Regional Development, announced on Oct. 9 the Purdue Broadband Team, which will help Indiana residents, businesses and leaders expand broadband access, adoption and use across the state.

Office of Engagement earns national top-10 recognition at Social Innovation Summit

Purdue’s Societal Impact Fellows Program received a top-10 nod at the 2023 Social Innovator of the Year Awards, competing alongside major corporations and global philanthropist organizations, including the U.S. women’s national soccer team, Audible and Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation.

Gallardo named Vice President of the updated Office of Engagement

Roberto Gallardo, director of the Purdue Center for Regional Development and an associate professor in the Agricultural Economics Department, will take on the role of vice president for engagement as the engagement office is elevated to the Office of the President, reporting to Alyssa Wilcox, senior vice president for partnerships.

Celebrating retired Associate Provost for Engagement, Steve Abel

On June 30, 2023, Steve Abel retired from his role as Associate Provost for Engagement after nearly a decade of service to Purdue engagement and 40 years of service to Purdue in the areas of student education, faculty leadership development, and mentorship.


Faculty Promoted on Engagement


Student Grant Dollars Awarded


Engagement Partners