James Velez

20180123-Velez-James -JW-03James Velez

Assistant Director for Community Engagement

Phone: 260-481-0349


Get to Know James:

James is from Fort Wayne and graduated with his Bachelor of Arts in Theatre. He is currently working on his Master of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership. As a student, James was very involved on campus serving as a Student Organization President and active campus participant.

In his free time, James enjoys giving back to his community through volunteer and board work, and has a passion for helping people achieve their academic dreams. You can also find him in the stands supporting our athletics teams.

Favorite Thing about Purdue Fort Wayne:

My favorite things are the students who come to our campus to study. Every year thousands of people come to not only better themselves, but to change  their lives through knowledge and campus involvement. Our campus is also incredibly beautiful. I like to take breaks and just walk around to look for all of the hidden gems that are here. 

Favorite Quote:

"Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away." Maya Angelou

"People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care." John Maxwell