Conclusion and Acknowledgments
Strategic Plan


Transforming programming, partnerships, brand perceptions, relationships and our general mode of thinking is not an easy task, but with the strong commitment of this college and its stakeholders, no challenge will be beyond its ability to navigate. The four strategic goals outlined in this plan will provide directives for the college for the next five years while continuing to serve as a living document responding to emerging needs and challenges. The goals in this plan will strengthen the mission of PVM to advance animal health and welfare and human health globally through excellence in learning, discovery, and engagement. Both the learning and work environment will foster growth and contribute to a more collegial, diverse and supportive space leading to transformative change.

The plan is structured so that within each goal, a committee comprised of DAC members and other identified leaders within PVM can help guide the charge by creating an outline for the process of evaluation, conducting the analysis, identifying the risks and required resources, determining the feasibility of the initiative and moving forward. Measurable objectives will be set for each goal area with the help of the Evaluation and Learning Center (ELRC) at Purdue, PVM will be in a position to execute a strategic diversity plan with the intent of achieving inclusive excellence across the college and leaving a footprint for others within the university and profession to follow.


PVM Diversity Action Committee

Strategic Plan Contributors

DAC Chair: Marsha Baker, Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion



Chair: Lauren Bruce, VTH/ADDL Marketing & Communications Manager (VAD)


Allison Carey, Assistant Director, Communications (VAD)

Julie Lewellen, Administrative Assistant & Graduate Program Coordinator (CPB)

Brittany Vale, Health Information Administrator (VTH)

Andi Waibel, Administrative Assistant (BMS)



Chair: Sandy San Miguel, Associate Dean for Engagement (VAD)


Jennifer Dehn, PVM Social Worker (VTH)

Kathy Salisbury, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs (VAD)

Matt Schiffman, DVM Class of 2021

Alan Schrope, Hospital Administrator, (VTH)


Cultural Immersion

Chair: Adrianne Fisch, Engagement Program Manager (VAD)


Mary Ruzicka, Administrative Assistant & Building Deputy (ADDL)

Will Smith, Director of Global Engagement (VAD)

Marisol Uribe, Program Manager, Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (VAD)


Maximizing Excellence

Chair: Jim Weisman, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs (VAD)


Edris Grate-DVM Student, Class of 2021

Ron Hullinger-Professor Emeritus

Susan Mendrysa-Associate Professor of Basic Medical Sciences (BMS)

Courtenay Murkowski-Vet Up! Outreach Coordinator (VAD)

Pam Phegley, Clinical Rotation/Mentorship Coordinator (Nursing)

Andrea Pires dos Santos, Assistant Professor of Veterinary Clinical Pathology (CPB)

Malathi Raghavan, Director, Outcomes Assessment and Data Management (VAD)



Chair: Henry Green, Associate Professor, Cardiology (VCS)


Jesse Mabbitt, Graduate & International Programs Coordinator (VCS)

Darryl Ragland, Associate Professor, Food Animal Production Medicine (VCS)

Cecilia Silva, DVM Student Class of 2021

Lori Stout, Admissions Process Manager, (VAD)


Additional Contributors:

Kevin Doerr-Director, Public Affairs & Communication

Patricia Lowrie-Diversity Consultant

PVM Senior Leadership Team

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