Letter from the Dean
As Dean of the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University, I want to convey our School's commitment to helping veterans, active duty members, reservists, National Guard members, and ROTC students to achieve success during and after their military careers. With this email, we extend an open invitation to past and present members of the U.S. military to help shape Krannert's educational programs, outreach activities, and internal organization to ensure that “what we do” and “who we are” responds to their unique needs. This invitation derives from our desire and commitment to serve members of the military community who themselves have served on behalf of the nation. We share in the belief that creating pathways for success for veterans will contribute to the economic and social vitality of communities all across the state and the country.
To help create these pathways, we have developed several programs to-date that enhance the management, leadership, and entrepreneurial skills of veterans. A hallmark program is the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV), a nation-wide program at eight leading universities that we joined in 2009. We are also developing new programs for current and former military personnel. Along with these targeted programs, we strive to educate civilians and corporations about the expertise, leadership skills, and discipline that military service generates and the importance of these talents in the work place, entrepreneurial endeavors, and team work.
With your help and input, we believe we can enable veterans to achieve - with Krannert school activities, programs, and organizations - their “one giant leap” in the spirit of Purdue University.Please join me in supporting this initiative. If you are interested in keeping abreast of news about our veterans- and military-related activities at the Krannert School of Management, please subscribe to the following mailing list. Our newly appointed Director of Veterans Affairs, Melissa Evens, will be sending out a quarterly newsletter describing new veterans’ initiatives in the Krannert School and past successes from existing programs. I hope you will share in celebrating these successes as we continue to do our small part in serving this most deserving population.
P. Christopher Earley
Dean, Krannert School of Management at Purdue University
James Brooke Henderson Chair in Management