Associate Vice President for Communications
Julie’s ability to build consensus, and remain calm in times of crisis inspired a former colleague to dub Julie the “smoother”. Coupled with her astute insight and knack for identifying messaging issues and opportunities, Julie’s talents, servant-leadership style, make her an indispensable member of the communications leadership team.
Three decades into her time at Purdue, Julie cites the brilliant, caring and inspiring people across the University for teaching her something new every day. That said, she’s the go-to expert for twirling a baton, and owing to her childhood experience in tap dancing, she can still do a pretty good shuffle ball change on request.