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Steve Simmerman
Steve Simmerman

Position:
Associate Athletics Director



04/17/2013

Security to Increase at Home Events This Weekend

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

Steve Simmerman was named associate athletics director in 2010. He oversees event management, new construction, remodeling, renovation and maintenance of all the athletics department buildings and grounds.

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 and assistant athletics director in 2003.

From 1997 to 2011, Simmerman served on the Indiana State Fair Board of Directors, which is comprised of 17 members (some elected and some appointed by Governor Mitch Daniels) from across the state. He filled a two-year term as president in 2010 and 2011.

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.