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MaPSAC Lovell Leadership Lecture Series

November 17, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

MaPSAC’s Lovell Leadership Lecture Series Presents Melissa Gruver.

Melissa Gruver, associate director of civic engagement and leadership development at Purdue University, will provide leadership insights in the Lovell Leadership Series, presented by the Management and Professional Staff Advisory Committee (MaPSAC).

The event will offer both an in-person and virtual delivery format. You may attend in person at PFEN 241, the Dean’s Auditorium or via Zoom. Registration is required for the Zoom event.

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. All University staff are welcome to attend with supervisor approval.

If you would like to submit questions to Ms. Gruver for this discussion, please email them to APSAC-PD@purdue.edu. This discussion will be moderated to minimize interruptions during the event.

Melissa Gruver is pictured.About Melissa Gruver

Melissa Gruver serves as associate director for Civic Engagement and Leadership Development at Purdue University, where she supervises a team of individuals committed to designing experiences for Purdue students to develop their leadership and civic identities. Melissa defines leadership as a process of creating positive change in one’s environment by influencing the decisions of others while maintaining respect for their freedom. She models this through her commitment to mutually beneficial community partnerships and an assets-based approach to communities.

With more than 15 years of experience in leadership education and community engagement, she is particularly interested in examining group-centered leadership within social movements and guiding students through the process of uncovering leadership in unlikely places and deconstructing the master narrative surrounding social change. Melissa is involved in community organizing at a local, state and national level and has been named a Woman of Innovation (2015) for this work.

She is consistently impressed with the capacity of students to think deeply about things that matter and to discover where their great talent meets the world’s great need. Melissa is the founding Chapter Director of the Greater Lafayette Younger Women’s Task Force (YWTF), a board member for the Tippecanoe Arts Federation, the author of some book chapters, a creator of zines…and every once in a while she sings in a riot grrrl band.

To request a disability-related accommodation, please contact the Office of Institutional Equity at oie@pnw.edu or (219) 989-2163 five days prior to the event.


November 17, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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