February 9, 2021

Purdue University Global senior director of transfer and articulation elected to IACRAO executive board

fowler-allegra Allegra Fowler

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Allegra Fowler, senior director of transfer and articulation for Purdue University Global, has been elected to the Indiana Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (IACRAO) executive board as second vice president.

IACRAO consists of higher education leaders fostering collaboration and growth throughout Indiana. To do so, IACRAO offers professional development opportunities, networking and informational presentations to its members. These endeavors include summer workshops and an annual member conference. As part of the leadership team, Fowler will be responsible for helping design and coordinate member events hosted throughout the year. With several years of experience attending and presenting at such events, Fowler is well positioned to support IACRAO in growing the impact of its regular gatherings.

“I am very much looking forward to joining the IACRAO leadership team,” Fowler said. “Organizations like IACRAO help keep higher education professionals tied together, and I am eager to contribute to that important work. I am honored to join the team.”

After fulfilling the second vice president role, Fowler will transition to first vice president and then to president.

“Allegra has continued to be a valuable asset to IACRAO and her colleagues by continually sharing her knowledge and experience,” IACRAO President April Hay said.

Among Fowler’s responsibilities with Purdue Global is oversight of the evaluation and award of transfer and other prior learning credit. Purdue Global awards nearly one million credits annually to students, from tens of thousands of transcripts and related documents received from thousands of institutions and organizations, and typically completes the award of credit within three to five days of receipt. Fowler also is accountable for the proactive articulation of credit and has rich experience in the evaluation of military, corporate and other types of non-institutional learning. She has led Purdue Global’s development of novel means of approaching these articulations. Fowler also oversees the university’s growing efforts in micro-credentialing.

“Allegra has never shied from any challenge or new experience, and I cannot wait to see her bring her enormous energy, positivity and collaborative spirit to IACRAO,” Purdue Global Registrar Michael Lorenz said. “We are really proud to be represented by her on the board of this important group.”

About Purdue University Global

Purdue University Global delivers personalized online education tailored to the unique needs of adults who have work or life experience beyond the classroom, enabling them to develop essential academic and professional skills with the support and flexibility they need to achieve their career goals. It offers a hyper-tailored path for students to earn an associate, bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree, based on their work experience, desired pace, military service, previous college credits and other considerations – no matter where they are in their life journey. Purdue Global serves approximately 36,000 students (as of January 2021), most of whom earn their degree online. Purdue Global is a nonprofit, public university accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. It is affiliated with Purdue University’s flagship institution, a highly ranked public research university located in West Lafayette, Indiana. Purdue University also operates two regional campuses in Fort Wayne and Northwest Indiana, as well as serving science, engineering and technology students at the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus. For more information, please visit purdueglobal.edu.

Media Contact: Tom Schott, 765-427-1721, tschott@purdue.edu

Sources: Allegra Fowler, AlFowler@purdueglobal.edu

Michael Lorenz, MLorenz@purdueglobal.edu

April Hay

Note to Journalists: A photo of Allegra Fowler is available on Google Drive.

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