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Steve Simmerman
Steve Simmerman

Position:
Senior Associate Athletics Director - Facilities



09/15/2014

Simmerman, Schott Promoted To Senior Associate Athletics Director

Pair has more than 50 years combined experience with the Boilermakers.

04/17/2013

Security to Increase at Home Events This Weekend

Bags to be searched, uniformed police officers to be visible.

Steve Simmerman oversees event management, new construction, remodeling, renovation and maintenance of all the athletics department buildings and grounds. He was promoted to senior associate athletics director in 2014.

Simmerman began working at Purdue in 1983 as assistant superintendent of Ross-Ade Stadium. He was promoted to superintendent in 1989 and subsequently to facilities operations director in 1996, assistant athletics director in 2003 and associate athletics director in 2010.

Simmerman currently is in his second four-year term (2012-15) on the Indiana State Fair Board of Directors, which is comprised of 17 members (some elected and some appointed by the governor) from across the state. He also is in his second two-year term as board president (2013-14). He initially served on the board from 2008 to 2011 and as president in 2011 and 2012.

A native of Delphi, Ind., Simmerman graduated from Purdue with a bachelor's degree in supervision/personnel administration in 1975. He then went on to work for Lox Equipment Co., a pressure vessel manufacturer in Delphi for seven years. He spent one year in Lebanon, Ind., as operations manager for an industrial fastener distributor. Simmerman also served in the National Guard from 1971 to 1977. He earned a master's degree in industrial technology from Purdue in 1992.

Steve and his wife, Tracey, have two sons, Jared and Craig.