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Nathan UtzNathan Utz is the Vice President of the Office of Industry Partnerships. Nathan provides leadership and strategic direction to OIP and supports a holistic and integrated approach to relationships with industry partners.

Nathan brings a results-oriented approach to his work and has a long-history of building relationships with industry. Previously, Nathan was at the University of Notre Dame, where he served as the senior director for corporate relations and helped build a best-in-class industry engagement team. The team’s model was geared toward increasing corporate partnerships and overall financial support for the university and under Nathan’s leadership they achieved several record years of production. Nathan was also the academic advancement program director for the university’s College of Engineering, where he redefined academic fundraising and assisted in securing more than $150 million towards engineering priorities.

Nathan was a partial owner of a Chicago-based private engineering/architectural consulting firm responsible for business development, client relations, public presentations, strategic marketing and project management. In his 15 years in industry, Nathan gained significant experience in managing all aspects of multi-million dollar engineering projects, including team management, written proposals, funding agreements, personnel decisions, engineering alternatives, financial analysis, budget projections, project coordination and final project delivery.

Nathan holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Notre Dame University.

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Patsy J. Mellott

BS College of Health and Human Sciences, 1969
Fishers, IN

Patsy earned a bachelor’s degree in food and nutrition in business from Purdue in 1969, in addition to an MBA in food marketing from Michigan State University in 1970. She retired from Kraft Foods in 2006 after 36 years in corporate food marketing and marketing communications management.

A community volunteer, Patsy serves on the Women’s Fund of Central Indiana Advisory Board and the Purdue College of Health and Human Sciences Dean’s Leadership Council, in addition to the President’s Council Advisory Board. She is a former member of the Health and Human Sciences Alumni Board. Patsy held several offices from 2006 through 2013, including president and treasurer. She serves her community’s Discover Indianapolis Club in Fishers, holding several leadership roles for over 10 years.

Patsy has received several honors, including the Purdue University Nutrition Science Department Hall of Fame recipient in 2009 and the Purdue University College of Health and Human Sciences Distinguished Alumni Award in 2016. She also received the college’s Gold and Black Award in 2016, an honor reserved for donors who have moved the college forward by committing exceptional financial resources.

In addition to endowing two scholarships, the Patsy J. Mellott Scholarship and Patsy J. Mellott HHS Scholarship, she established the Patsy J. Mellott Teaching Innovation Award in the College of Health and Human Sciences in 2013. In 2015, she endowed the Patsy J. Mellott Women’s Tennis Coach Performance Award. She is a lead donor in the Christine M. Ladisch Faculty Leadership Award and the Purdue Women’s Network Virginia C. Meredith Scholarship for the College of Health and Human Sciences.