Purdue President Mitch Daniels has named Suresh Garimella as the university's chief global affairs officer, effective immediately.
Garimella has been associate vice president for engagement.
In his new role, Garimella will be responsible for developing partnerships with international institutions of higher education and global businesses.
He will also lead the university’s Global Policy Research Institute.
Garimella says strengthening relationships with other countries will lead to exciting opportunities for students and faculty.
He will report directly to president Daniels.
Garimella will also be overseeing International Programs, including International Students and Scholars and Study Abroad.