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President's Council Advisory Board

President’s Council Advisory Board

The President’s Council Advisory Board aids us in our mission of recruiting, retaining, and recognizing loyal donors, advocates, and volunteers who support Purdue University. Through their counsel, strategies are developed to keep the President’s Council family engaged and connected to campus, whether near or far.

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Patsy Mellott – President’s Council Chair

The President’s Council is pleased to announce that Patsy Mellott began her term as President’s Council chairs during Annual Weekend, September 23, 2022. To read more about the Patsy, click here.

Meet the President’s Council Advisory Board

Joanne Ruth Barrick
PC Advisory Board Member
BSPharm College of Pharmacy, 1984
Brownsburg, IN

Joanne Barrick is currently Sr. Director of Global Validation Support, within Technical Services/ Manufacturing Science at Eli Lilly and Company. Joanne’s team provides process, cleaning, and packaging validation training and support to Lilly sites throughout the world. Prior to joining Lilly in 2003, Joanne worked in various operations and technical services roles at Upjohn/Pharmacia/Pfizer.

Over the past decade, Joanne has been very active in the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) – a professional society of over 20,000 members. She was named ISPE Member of the Year in 2012 and Chaired the ISPE Committee of the Year in 2014. She led the ISPE Process Validation Team to provide industry guidance for practical implementation of the lifecyle approach to manufacturing process validation. She has been contributing author to discussion papers, articles and Good Practice Guides and has led and presented at numerous conferences. She was elected to the ISPE Board of Directors (BOD) in 2014, to the ISPE BOD Executive Committee in 2018, and Chaired the International Board of Directors during 2020-2021.

Joanne holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from Purdue University, graduating in 1984 and previously served on the Purdue College of Pharmacy Alumni Board. She received the Purdue Women for Pharmacy Leadership Award in 2015, President’s Council Distinguished Pinnacle Award in 2022 and was named a Purdue College of Pharmacy Distinguished Alum in 2023.

Joanne resides in Brownsburg, Indiana and her hobbies include a variety of sports and community service activities.

Brenton S. Bible
PC Advisory Board Member
BS College of Agriculture, 1998
Lafayette, IN

Brent owns and operates Stillwater Farms, which consists of 5,000 acres and produces commercial corn, seed corn, commercial soybeans, seed soybeans and popcorn. He also maintains a Beck’s Superior Hybrids seed dealership.

Brent currently serves as the District 4 representative on the Board of Trustees for Tipmont REMC.

Brent graduated in 1998 from the College of Agriculture. He was a member of FarmHouse Fraternity while he was a student at Purdue and served on the Grand Prix Foundation Student Board as Race Chairman in 1995. He is currently a member of the FarmHouse Foundation Board of Trustees and a former president of FarmHouse Fraternity International Executive Board.

Stacy A. Bible
PC Advisory Board Member
BS College of Pharmacy, 1997
Lafayette, IN

Stacy is a pharmacist. For more than 10 years, she worked with Indiana University Health Arnett. She currently works for the Kroger Company at a local Pay Less store.

Stacy graduated from the College of Pharmacy in 1997.

Dr. Jeffrey Scot Hackleman
PC Advisory Board Member
BS College of Science, 1994
Bishop, GA

Jeff is a family practice optometrist in his multi-doctor private practice in Watkinsville, Georgia. He is an active member of the American Optometric Association and the Georgia Optometric Association, where he has served in various leadership roles. Currently, Jeff chairs the Georgia Optometric Association Leadership Academy and serves as an appointed member of the Georgia State Board of Optometry. He’s been recognized by his colleagues and patients as the Georgia Young Optometrist of the Year, the Georgia Optometrist of the Year and received The Ohio State University Optometry Early Professional Achievement Award. In his local community, Jeff chairs the M&K Foundation, is active in Rotary International, and serves Oconee County Fire Rescue as a volunteer certified firefighter.

While at Purdue Jeff was active in Sigma Chi Fraternity and Purdue Interfraternity Council (IFC), culminating with roles as president of the Purdue IFC and chairman of the Iron Key Senior Leadership Honorary. His other campus involvement included Alpha Epsilon Delta, Golden Key, Omicron Delta Kappa, Skull and Crescent, and Gimlet. His awards while at Purdue include the MIFCA Jellison Award, the Purdue Class of ’37 Scholarship, the GP Foundation Scholarship, the Debris Yearbook Outstanding Senior, the Sigma Chi Balfour Award, the G.A. Ross Award, a student speaker at Purdue’s Commencement, and Purdue’s Homecoming King.

Jeff and his Boilermaker bride of 28 years, Tricia, have two daughters. Claire is a senior majoring in math education at the University of Georgia and Paige, a 4th generation Boilermaker, is a sophomore in Purdue’s College of Engineering.

Tricia Jonas Hackleman
PC Advisory Board Member
BA College of Liberal Arts, 1994
Bishop GA

Tricia is a Senior Lecturer of Legal Studies in the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia and was recently named the new Director of the Legal Studies Certificate Program at Terry College. Additionally, Tricia was awarded the Terry College of Business 2022 Instructional Excellence Award and was named a University of Georgia Center for Teaching and Learning Fellow for Transformative Teaching.

While at Purdue, Tricia was a School of Liberal Arts Dean’s Freshman Scholar, as well as a member of the Iron Key Senior Leadership Honorary, the Purdue Foundation Student Board 1994 Senior Class Gift Executive Committee, and Order of Omega Academic and Leadership Honorary. Tricia was also a member of Kappa Alpha Theta, serving the Greek community in a variety of roles, including as President of the Panhellenic Association. In recent years, Tricia has served on the Purdue University Honors College Dean’s Advisory Council and the Vice Provost for Student Life Advisory Board.

Tricia married Jeff, a fellow Boilermaker, in 1995, and is the mother of Claire and Paige–both following in their mother’s footsteps as members of Kappa Alpha Theta.

Dr. Richard A. Hazleton
PC Advisory Board Member
BS School of Chemical Engineering, 1964
MS School of Chemical Engineering, 1966
HDR College of Engineering, 1998

Mary Lou Hazleton
PC Advisory Board Member
BS College of Health and Human Sciences, 1965

Mary Lou had a successful career as a speech language pathologist, working in both the education and medical fields. She served on Purdue’s Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (SLHS) Advisory Board. She has also been involved with Women for Purdue and hosted events in Naples.

While a Purdue student, she served as president of Earhart Hall (then H-8), and participated in Student Union and Tomahawk. Mary Lou earned a master’s degree in Communication Disorders from Central Michigan University in 1987.

Mary Lou and Dick have four children. Their daughter, Mary Jane Eisenhauer, is a professor of early childhood education, and associate director of the School of Education and Counseling at Purdue Northwest, son Chris is a Delta Airlines captain, son Steve owns his own media-buying business, and son Greg teaches creative writing and American literature at Trinity University. Mary Lou and Dick are the proud grandparents of nine grandchildren.

Giovanna (Gio or Spice) Krozel
PC Advisory Board Member
BS, Davidson School of Chemical Engineering, 1999
Gurnee, IL

Gio is a senior management consultant at Accenture in the Supply Chain & Operations practice. She is actively involved in the Chicagoland community. She serves on the Development Committee of the Adler Planetarium, is a founding member of Purdue Women’s Network, supports UNICEF Next Gen and Little Wish Foundation, and has been President of the Purdue Alumni Club of North/Northwest Suburbs of Chicago since 2018.

Gio graduated in 1999 with a degree in chemical engineering. She is a graduate of Purdue’s Chemical Engineering Co-op and OMLP programs with GE Plastics (now SABIC) and has been involved in recruiting and mentoring college engineers. She and her husband, Ken, met on the second day of class. They live in Illinois with their herd of chinchillas: Cheeto, Funyan, Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Phil. 

Ken Krozel
PC Advisory Board Member
BS, Davidson School of Chemical Engineering, 1999
Gurnee, IL

Ken operates a boutique project management company with a focus on specialty procurement and make versus buy implementation. He has led projects in industries ranging from solvents and resins, to flavors, beverages, and both dairy and cryptocurrency “farming” in Russia, Poland, and Ukraine. 

Ken graduated in 1999 with a degree in chemical engineering. He is a graduate of Purdue’s Chemical Engineering Co-op and OMLP programs with GE Plastics (now SABIC) and has been involved in recruiting and mentoring college engineers. Ken enjoys competitive amateur level golf as well as long course triathlons and ultra-running.  He and his wife, Gio, live in Illinois with their six chinchillas.

Patsy J. Mellott
PC Advisory Board Member
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.

Barbara A. Meyer
PC Advisory Board Member
BA College of Liberal Arts, 1992
West Lafayette, IN

Barb is a stylist with Cabi Clothing, a women’s apparel brand based in Los Angeles. She was a four-year member of Grand Prix while at Purdue serving as Director of Promotions her senior year.

Barb graduated from the College of Liberal Arts in 1992.

Barb met Scott when they were both Purdue students, and they have three children—Nicholas, Riley, and Shelby (BS Science 2018). Their daughter Riley is a senior studying marketing in the Krannert School of Management. They love living near campus and being connected to the Purdue community through their church St. Thomas Aquinas and hosting events for Zucrow Graduate Students.

Scott E. Meyer
PC Advisory Board Member
MS School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 1992
BS School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 1990
West Lafayette, IN

After eight years of running wind tunnel and rocket engine testing for defense contractors, Scott returned to Purdue in 2001 to begin work at Zucrow Laboratories. Working with Zucrow faculty and graduate students, Scott lead the development of new high-pressure propellant systems and testing capabilities. In 2009, he was named the managing director of Zucrow. Scott lead the collaborative design effort to construct the High Pressure Combustion Lab, which was completed in 2017. He was recently tapped by the EVPRP to support the design and execution of the new Hypersonics & Applied Research Facility which will be constructed at Zucrow Labs.

Scott received his BS in 1990 and his MS in 1992 from the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics. While a Purdue student, he was a member of FarmHouse social fraternity and performed graduate work at Zucrow Labs, then known as the Thermal Sciences and Propulsion Center. Most recently, in 2019, Scott was given an AAE Outstanding Aerospace Engineer award.

Alysa Christmas Rollock
PC Advisory Board Member
Friend of Purdue
West Lafayette, IN

Alysa Christmas Rollock is Purdue University’s Vice President for Ethics and Compliance. She serves as the University’s chief ethics and compliance officer, as well as its equal opportunity officer. She is also a member of the University’s legal council.

Alysa received her undergraduate degree from Princeton University and her law degree from Yale University School of Law. Alysa serves on the Board of Directors of YMCA Camp Tecumseh, the Board of Directors of North Central Health Services, Inc., and the Alumnae Association Board of Kent Place School.

Alysa and her husband, David, have three children: Theodore, Miriam and Daniel.

David Rollock
PC Advisory Board Member
Friend of Purdue
West Lafayette, IN

David Rollock is 150th Anniversary Professor and Professor of Psychological Sciences. He is an affiliated faculty member of Purdue’s African American Studies and Research Center, and is Adjunct Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology, Indiana University School of Medicine. 

David earned his bachelor’s degree from Princeton University, and his masters and doctorate from Yale University. His empirical research, teaching, and applied interests center on adjustment among American ethnic and cultural minorities. David is president of the Indiana Association of Black Psychologists, a member of the grants board for North Central Health Services, Inc. and chair of the Purdue Black Caucus of Faculty and Staff.

David was inducted into Purdue’s Book of Great Teachers in 2008, and received Purdue’s highest undergraduate teaching honor, the “Murphy Award,” in 2012. 

Linda Haldrup Shields
PC Advisory Board Member
BS College of Pharmacy, 1977
Fishers, IN

Linda is involved in the McDonald’s family business as the business manager, overseeing banking, healthcare and billing.  She has been instrumental in their growth as an organization for over 20 years.

Prior to joining McDonald’s, Linda practiced pharmacy in the retail and managed care areas.

Linda has been involved in various organizations in the area including school and church programs. A most treasured involvement was serving as President of the Indianapolis Zoo Guild.

As a student at Purdue, Linda was active on campus through Kappa Kappa Gamma social sorority and Panhellenic rush.

Randy and Linda met at Purdue while undergrads in the College of Pharmacy.  They have raised 3 children who are married, two of which attended Purdue and added two more Purdue spouses to the family.  They have 4 grandchildren and reside in Fishers, Indiana.

Randall C. Shields
PC Advisory Board Member
MSM Krannert School of Management, 1977
BS College of Pharmacy, 1975
Fishers, IN

Randy is a 20 year McDonald’s Franchisee with restaurants in the Indianapolis, Indiana area.  He has served on numerous co-op regional and divisional leadership teams, as well as being a member of the Ronald McDonald House Board.  He is on the Indiana Restaurant and Hotel Association Board and the Indiana High School Basketball Hall of Fame Board. He has also served on the Purdue Athletic Advisory Council.

Prior to joining McDonald’s, Randy worked for 17 years in various management positions with Eli Lilly & Company.

As a student at Purdue, Randy was honored to be a student athlete on the Men’s Basketball team which in his senior year won the 1974 N.I.T. Championship.  He was also active on campus through Omicron Delta Kappa (Leadership Honorary), The Old Master’s Program (host) and Theta Chi social fraternity.

President’s Council Past Chairs

  • Dr. Eugene P. Berg, 1972–74
  • Dr. Charles J. Waidelich, 1974–76
  • Mr. N. George Belury, 1976–77
  • Dr. Ralph E. Bailey, 1977–78
  • Mr. Richard A. Vining, 1978–79
  • Dr. Paul F. Oreffice, 1979–80
  • Mr. Joseph D. Harnett, 1980–81
  • Mr. C. Richard Petticrew, 1981–82
  • Mr. John C. Jamison, 1982–83
  • Mrs. Virginia K. Karnes, 1983–84
  • Dr. James R. Zapapas, 1984–85
  • Mr. Jerry D. Semler, 1985–86
  • Mr. L. Walter Houston, 1986–87
  • Dr. Richard W. Hansen, 1987–88
  • Dr. James F. Schorr, 1988–89
  • Mr. James E. Dora, Sr., 1989–90
  • Dr. W. Brooks Fortune, 1990–91
  • Dr. Richard B. DeMars, 1991–92
  • Mr. John J. Benish, 1992–93
  • Mr. Edgar B. Olson, 1993–94
  • Dr. Lorene Burkhart, 1994–95
  • Mr. John A. Bratt, 1995–96
  • Dr. Daniel J. Meyer, 1996–97
  • Mr. Forest J. Farmer, 1997–98
  • Mr. Bennet R. and Mrs. Maxine R. Miller, 1998–99
  • Dr. Donald A. Roach, 1999–01
  • Mr. William Cordier, 2001–02
  • Dr. Susan B. Butler, 2002–04
  • Dr. Robert L. and Mrs. Terry L. Bowen, 2004–05
  • Dr. Susan and Mr. Bryan A. Erler, 2005–07
  • Dr. Pete S. and Mrs. Sally E. Kay, 2007–09
  • Mr. Gerald Gentry, 2009–10
  • Dr. Christopher Burke, 2010–11
  • Mrs. Jeannie Chaney, 2012–14
  • Mr. Rick and Mrs. Tanya McNamee, 2014–16
  • Ms. Joanne Troutner, 2016–19
  • Mr. Randy C. and Mrs. Linda H. Shields, 2019-2022