Student Advisory Board

Purdue Global Student Advisory Board

For more information about the Student Advisory Board, email

The purpose of the Student Advisory Board is to provide a forum for student representatives to discuss academic related issues and to provide recommendations concerning such issues to the provost.

Benefits of Membership

    • Provides Purdue Global students a method for student body advocacy
    • Great resume item
    • Social interaction
    • Improve student experience
    • Educational development opportunity
    • Professional development opportunity
    • Positive student recognition
    • Increased student investment
    • Leadership opportunity

Governance Manual

The Academic Governance Manual is the guiding document for the academic governance of the University. The following content is reflected in the up-to-date manual.

Scope of Responsibility:

    • Review issues, policies, and/or procedures related to a quality student experience.
    • Provide recommendations regarding academic issues, policies, and procedures to the provost.


    • Students currently serving on other Purdue Global governance committees.
    • Additional students are appointed by the dean of each school and/or college for a 1-year term; students are given the option to self-nominate for dean consideration.
    • Student president, vice president, and secretary are elected by the committee for 1-year terms.

Kimberly Ord  Kimberly Ord, Student Advisory Board President

Kimberly Ord lives in central Pennsylvania and is pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in homeland security. Immediately after graduation, Kimberly plans to continue her education at Purdue Global to pursue a Master of Science in Homeland Security and Emergency Management. Her goal is to work in planning, mitigation, and public education within the emergency management field.

Outside of her academic career, Kimberly volunteers with her local emergency management agency and the American Red Cross to assist people during times of emergencies and disasters. She enjoys fishing, camping, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Holly Hankin Holly Barclay, Student Advisory Board Vice President

Holly Barclay is a board-certified music therapist from Cincinnati, Ohio, who is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration at Purdue Global. As a therapist who has worked with individuals with autism, dementia, and various behavioral diagnoses, she enjoys helping people create, track, and reach individualized academic, social, cognitive-behavioral, and emotional objectives. She applies this passion to her work with collegiate organizations.

Holly works as the manager of chapter operations and development for The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS). She oversees operations at our local Purdue Global chapter, along with about 70 others across the country. In her managerial role at NSCS, Holly gives the student officers the tools they need to be successful and have agency to make a difference independently. Additionally, as the president of Autism Speaks U at Purdue Global, she encourages others to grow leadership skills by fostering discussion, delegating creative tasks, involving members in conference proposals, hosting professional guests, and more.

As vice president of the Student Advisory Board, Holly plans to problem-solve with students, student organization leaders, and administrators about how to optimize the student experience.

Paula Hubbard Paula Hubbard, Student Advisory Board Secretary

Paula Hubbard lives in central Indiana and is pursuing her Master of Public Health at Purdue Global. She holds a Bachelor of Medical Technology from Northwest Missouri State University and has worked at blood banks, hospitals, and a veterinary pathology laboratory. Paula served as the director of student affairs for Hillside Health Care International, where she worked to place medical, pharmacy, physical therapy, and public health students in tropical medicine rotations in a small clinic in southern Belize.

Paula is an avid college football fan and enjoys sewing, cooking, playing water sports, and being outdoors. After graduation, she is interested in teaching undergraduate students, working in a rural health clinic, or working at the Indiana State Department of Health in toxicology or housing lead abatement.

Paula presented on modern-day lead poisoning in the first Purdue Global Student Forum in October 2019. Through her activity on the Student Advisory Board, she hopes to bring students together in a variety of ways, help students gain a voice at Purdue Global, and increase the administration’s awareness of fragmentation in online learning.