Jan Metzinger is responsible for all human resource initiatives with Purdue Athletics. She joined the department as a consultant in 2007 and was promoted to assistant athletics director in 2016.
Metzinger leads the department in the areas of hiring, employee relations, compensation and benefits, and performance management. She is responsible for generating the human resources three-year plan and annual report and the affirmative action annual report. Metzinger founded and facilitates the Quality of Life Team that provides an environment for employees to achieve job satisfaction while balancing career and personal goals.
Prior to joining the athletics staff, Metzinger worked in the Purdue University human resources department as manager of compensation (2006-07), compensation analyst (2001-06) and human resources specialist (1995-2001).
Her other experience includes stints with TRW Automotive in Lafayette, Indiana (1994-95), and Indiana Gas Company, Inc. in Indianapolis (1986-94).
Metzinger earned her bachelor's degree in management from Purdue in 1985. She received her Senior Professional in Human Resources Certification in 2004 and since has been recertified in 2007, 2010 and 2013.
Jan and her husband, Tim, have three children: Mary, Pete and Ben.