We are proud to present the ninth edition of the Purdue University Data Digest . Along with the annual updates, this year's Data Digest includes an overview of Purdue's 2008-14 Strategic Plan – New Synergies . Crafted with the leadership of President France A. Córdova and through the participation of a wide range of faculty, staff, students, and administrators across the campus, this new plan was approved by the Board of Trustees in June 2008. The plan includes three goals as focus areas: launching tomorrow's leaders, discovery with delivery, and meeting global challenges. Also included are the strategic plan “dashboard” metrics. These key measures allow us to benchmark against our peers and to measure our progress as we move forward and implement this strategic plan.
Additional new pages include a list of cultural/diversity centers and a view of faculty by country of origin. This complements the large international student body at Purdue and is an important aspect of our global diversity.
We hope that you will continue to find the ever-evolving Data Digest a useful resource for the official data about Purdue.
Rabindra N. Mukerjea, Director of Strategic Planning and Assessment
Acknowledgements: The preparation of this document could not have been done without the contributions of the staff of the Office of Institutional Research and the staff in Purdue Marketing and Media and many other offices who assisted in the preparation of the Data Digest.