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Oral history interview with Judith M. Gappa, 2009 Aug. 26

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TitleOral history interview with Judith M. Gappa, 2009 Aug. 26
IntervieweeGappa, Judith M.
InterviewerMarkee, Katherine
Purdue ID NumberPOH0910016(Gappa)
Date RecordedAugust 26, 2009
Abstract of InterviewJudith M. Gappa, Professor Emeritus of Educational Studies, was born in Louisville, Kentucky. Her father was in the military so she was born at Fort Knox. Her early years were spent moving to various military bases in the United States as well as abroad. During those years she went to five grammar schools, three junior high schools, and three senior high Schools. She received a B.A. in music from George Washington University, followed by a MA in musicology and an Ed.D. in educational administration from Utah State University. She came to Purdue University in January 1991, as the first Vice President for Human Resources. She talks about the position-responsibilities, challenges, initiatives and the formation of a Diversity Team. During her tenure as VP for Human Relations she was involved in the establishment of an Anti-harassment Policy, which a special task force worked on for a long period of time. Gappa also formed a Human Relations Advisory Committee. After stepping down as VP for Human Relations, she taught in the College of Education. Following retirement from Purdue University, she and her husband moved to Santa Rosa, California and are active in the community.
SubjectsGappa, Judith M.--Interviews
Purdue University--Administration
Diversity in the workplace
Women executives
Genre (AAT)interviews
oral history (document genres)
sound recordings
Media Typeaudio/mp3
Original Formataudio/wav
Duration19 min.
CollectionPurdue University Oral History Program Collection
RepositoryPurdue University Libraries, Karnes Archives and Special Collections
RightsCopyright Purdue University. All rights reserved.
URI ark:/34231/c6mp52cm
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