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Phone: 765-494-1393

Hometown: Monticello, IN

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Kelly Wrede

Senior Academic Advisor

Student Services

Health Sciences


  • MS, 2014, Purdue University
  • BS, 2012, Purdue University
  • AS, 2009, Purdue University

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

  • HHS DEI Science Consortium Supporting Member since Spring 2022
  • HHS DEI Science Consortium Program Participation Including: Creating Cultures of Inclusion in Higher Education & Multiracial Identity & Family Experience, Spring 2022
  • Critical Conversation for DEI: Intercultural Communication, Spring 2022
  • Inclusive Academic Advising Framework Open Forum, Fall 2021

Advice for Boilermakers

When you look back at your experiences at Purdue, you’ll probably find the time went by very quickly. So enjoy every minute. Find what works best in balancing your extracurricular activities with academics and seek out resources! Props to this quote: “Don’t compare your successes with others and don’t chase anyone else’s dream but your own. We each have our own journeys in life, so just make

Fun Facts About Me

  • My husband, Ted, and I have five children between us. We have seven grandchildren and are expecting a new granddaughter in May 2022.
  • Our family owns Wrede Rocks & Mulch in Lafayette and Wrede & Sons Excavating in Monticello. My husband and his brothers transformed a sand pit in White County into a wetlands area with three ponds, a small orchard, a lodge, and a log cabin. We love to spend time at “The Pitt” fishing, exploring on ATVs and golf carts, and visiting with family there
  • My husband and I spend most of our free time fishing on Lake Shaffer in White County, Indiana
  • We spend our holidays and vacations visiting family in Illinois, Indiana, and Florida