directly with and advises the department head regarding the management of
operations of the Department. She manages the department head's calendar. Gwen serves as the departmental administrative
liaison with the offices of Dean of Agriculture and other high-level university
Gwen assists with matters related to the faculty, such as faculty position searches, faculty promotion and tenure, and faculty committees.Gwen serves
as the departmental liaison with International Students and Scholars to obtain
appropriate visa status; communicate with visiting staff; orient new visiting
staff to Purdue and department; locate housing. She trains and supervises
the department's secretarial clerical staff.