Todd WetzelTodd Wetzel

Assistant Vice Provost for Student Life, Executive Director of Purdue Convocations, and Acting Director of Elliott Hall of Music/Hall of Music Productions

Todd directs a portfolio of highly visible programs and iconic facilities that serve the dynamic intersection of student learning experiences, public engagement, cultural life, and creative services for the campus and community. In addition to his leadership role as Assistant Vice Provost, he serves as the Executive Director of Purdue Convocations, Purdue’s performing arts presenting organization, and serves as the Acting Director of Elliott Hall of Music/Hall of Music Productions, Purdue’s professional theatre management and production enterprise. He oversees the leadership of the historic Purdue Memorial Union & Union Club Hotel, Student Involvement/Student Activities and Organizations, the Krach Leadership Center, and Purdue's Leadership & Professional Development Initiative.

As a campus cultural leader, Todd has conceived and delivered a wide array of world-class culture and discourse for students and the broader community, has partnered extensively across the academic enterprise to integrate visiting artists and thinkers into the curriculum, and has a demonstrated entrepreneurial approach to his work. He began his Purdue career in 1997 in Purdue Convocations, becoming Director of the department in 1999. Prior to his Purdue career, he served as Director of the Valparaiso University Center for the Arts. He currently serves as Executive Board member & Treasurer of the Association of Performing Arts Professionals, and has served on grant panels for the National Endowment for the Arts, the Indiana Arts Commission, and other granting agencies. He was named “Presenter of the Year” by the industry association, North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents (NAPAMA), in 2018. Wetzel holds a B.A. in Music Enterprises from Valparaiso University and an M.B.A. from Purdue’s Krannert School of Management.

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