Gary Bertoline ('74 BS) has been appointed to the Conexus Indiana board of directors, which guides efforts to promote and grow the state's advanced manufacturing and logistics economy through innovative collaborations. He is dean of the Purdue Polytechnic Institute and distinguished professor of Computer Graphics Technology and Computer & Information Technology at Purdue University.
According to a press release, Bertoline co-founded the Indiana Next Generation Manufacturing Competitiveness Center, as well as the Polytechnic Institute initiative at Purdue University. The Polytechnic initiative is a major effort to transform the university’s curricula and learning experience to better prepare graduates for life and work in the digital age. He is the visionary lead for the Purdue Polytechnic Indianapolis High School, which opened in Fall 2017. Bertoline also led the creation of the university’s Rosen Center for Advanced Computing and the Envision Center for Perceptualization.
Since joining Purdue University in 1990, he has served as department head of Computer Graphics Technology, dean and associate dean for graduate programs in the College of Technology. Bertoline previously was a faculty member in the College of Engineering at Ohio State for three years.