April 14, 2021

Purdue University Global hires vice president of administrative services and CIO

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University Global continues to strengthen its executive team with the hiring of Tim Werth as its inaugural vice president of administrative services and chief information officer.

In this role, Werth will provide visionary leadership, operational execution and organizational support to transform processes and enable technologies in support of Purdue Global’s strategic objectives.

“I am excited to join the Purdue University Global team at a time when delivering online education has become a foundational building block of higher education,” Werth said.

Werth has worked for Purdue West Lafayette for the previous five years as director of business process reengineering (2016-18), senior director of finance (2018-20) and executive director of strategic initiatives for Information Technology at Purdue (2020-21). Initially, he led the $35 million Transform Purdue initiative to redesign the university’s business processes and technology supporting finance, human resources and enterprise asset management. Werth subsequently was responsible for strategic and operational financial results for a $300 million portfolio of units, including Student Life and Intercollegiate Athletics.

Werth’s other experience includes multiple leadership positions with Oerlikon Drive Systems from 2012-16 as part of a 30-year career in accounting and finance.

“As we continue to grow, we are excited to add someone with Tim’s breadth of experience in higher education generally and Purdue University specifically to our leadership team,” Purdue Global Chancellor Frank Dooley said. “His background is the perfect fit for us from an organizational standpoint.”

Werth earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Purdue in 1991.

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. It also operates several regional locations nationwide. 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 close to 6,000 science, engineering and technology students at the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus. For more information, please visit purdueglobal.edu.

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

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