May 11, 2017

Dooley named campus lead for new online university; discussion session on Friday to seek ideas for opportunities

President Mitch Daniels has appointed Frank Dooley to lead the Purdue team that will oversee the coordination of academic and support functions for the new public university being created as a result of the acquisition of Kaplan University. 

 “In his role as vice provost for teaching and learning, Frank has been at the forefront of numerous successful innovations including Think Summer, IMPACT, and Amazon at Purdue,” Daniels said. “Frank understands Purdue, its people, and its standards, and is a universally respected and trusted member of the Purdue faculty.” 

Purdue will exercise control over the new university through a six-person board that includes five Purdue trustees. Functioning effectively as a committee of the Purdue Board of Trustees, the new university's board will oversee and approve all academic, budget, marketing and operational functions of the new university. Under the agreement, this board will occasionally review proposals and recommendations from a four-person advisory committee. Dooley also is the first Purdue representative selected to serve as one of the two Purdue appointees to the advisory committee.

The Office of the Provost will hold a series of sessions to engage Purdue faculty and staff in discussions to generate questions and ideas about potential opportunities with the new university. The first session is scheduled for 1-3 p.m. Friday (May 12) in Stewart Center, Room 320. Registration for the session is required due to room size, and participants may register online.

Those unable to attend this session can participate in future sessions, still to be scheduled, or can send questions and ideas to

The goal of these sessions is to generate questions and ideas that will be shared online. Participants are asked to review background information at before the session in order to be prepared for small-group discussion. 

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