The Purdue Center for Regional Development (PCRD) is pleased to announce that Dr. Roberto Gallardo, director of the Intelligent Community Institute at Mississippi State University Extension, is joining the PCRD as a community and regional economics specialist effective August 1. Roberto will strengthen PCRD and Purdue Extension’s efforts to enhance the use and application of broadband and other information technologies in rural Indiana. Moreover, in light of the continued growth of PCRD’s applied research and engagement work across the state and beyond, Roberto will devote a portion of his time serving as assistant director of the PCRD. Michael Wilcox will continue in his role as assistant program leader for the Extension Community Development Program. If you would like to contact Roberto, his new Purdue email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Welcome Roberto to Purdue University.