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Michele L Summers
Michele Summers joined the faculty of Organizational Leadership and Supervision in 1999. She received tenure and promotion to Associate Professor in 2004. In 1999, she was appointed Director of the Purdue Statewide Technology locations at Lafayette, IN. Prior to her appointment, Michele Summers worked at Purdue University as an academic counselor in the College of Technology specifically in the Organizational Leadership and Supervision department. While working in this capacity, Dr. Michael Menefee and Michele Summers began the engagement/outreach initiative in the Lafayette community. This engagement was the origin of the newest Statewide Technology location, Lafayette. After establishing the Lafayette location at SIA, the engagement efforts of the Lafayette location was expanded to Crawfordsville, Newport, as well as additional business/industry in the Lafayette community. Interaction with business/industry gave her valuable insight in economic development, workforce development, and adult learning. This real world experience has been integrated into teaching.