Recently promoted to assistant vice provost for student life, Todd Wetzel oversees Purdue Convocations, a collegiate multidisciplinary arts presenting organization based at Purdue University that serves the regional audience of north central Indiana, where he has worked since 1997. As an artistic director, he selects and presents over 35 touring, professional presentations each season in a wide variety of genres across the performing arts and commercial spectrum. Additionally, he is responsible for strategic, fiscal, and management tasks of the $3.5M program, including budgeting and fundraising. Previously, at Valparaiso University (1990-1997), he participated in the design and construction committees of the $19.2M VU Center for the Arts, and served as the facility’s first director.
Over the years, he has served his field as an executive board member and treasurer of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (2015-present) and as general board member since 2011; treasurer of the Indiana Presenters Network (1992-2014); co-chair of the Midwest Arts Conference (2008); and task force member for the North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents (NAPAMA) association. Additionally, he has served on grant review panels for the National Endowment for the Arts, the Indiana Arts Commission and various local granting agencies. He holds an interdisciplinary BA in music and business from Valparaiso University and an MBA from Purdue’s Krannert School of Management.