College of Visual and Performing Arts

Contact Us

College of Visual and Performing Arts

Purdue University Fort Wayne
2101 E. Coliseum Boulevard
Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499
  • Office: Visual Arts Building, Room 102
  • Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Phone: 260-481-6977
  • Fax: 260-481-6707
  • E-mail:lwhitwor@pfw.edu
  • The College of Visual and Performing Arts encompasses the Department of Art and Design, School of Music and Department of Theatre. The dean oversees the teaching and community outreach of these departments, as well as the department chairs and VPA staff.

Office of the Dean

John O'Connell,  Dean

  • Office: Visual Arts Building, Room 102A
  • Phone: 260-481-6977
  • E-mail: oconnelj@pfw.edu

Christina Egbert, Business Manager

  • Office: Visual Arts Building, Room 102E
  • Phone: 260-481-6959
  • E-mail: hughesc@pfw.edu

Susan Domer, Marketing and Public Relations Specialist

  • Office: Visual Arts Building, Room 102C
  • Phone: 260-481-6025
  • E-mail: domers@pfw.edu

Emily Arata Grillo, Director of Community Arts Academy and
Assistant to the Dean for Community Engagement

  • Office: Visual Arts Building, Room 102
  • Phone: 260-481-6059
  • E-mail: egrillo@pfw.edu

Karla Yauchler, Advising Coordinator

  • Office: Visual Arts Building, Room 213
  • Phone: 260-481-6051
  • E-mail: yauckc01@pfw.edu

Rhonna Kananen, Computer Support Technician

  • Office Visual Arts Building, Room VA216A
  • Phone: 260-481-0487
  • Email: kananenr@pfw.edu

Laura Whitworth, Administrative Assistant

  • Office: Visual Arts Building, Room 102
  • Phone: 260-481-6977
  • E-mail: lwhitwor@pfw.edu