December 2, 2022

Purdue Global introduces Neil Hoyne as newest board member

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Purdue Global Board of Trustees met in public session Friday (Dec. 2) and introduced its newest board member, Neil Hoyne.

Hoyne is acclaimed for his exploration of business strategies that strengthen the understanding of customer relationships, and his work is seen across numerous publications, lectures and technical patents. He serves as chief measurement strategist for Google, where he has pioneered new applications of analytics through customer lifetime value, marketing attribution, dynamic pricing and content personalization in support of the company’s $150 billion-plus advertising business.

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Hoyne is a senior fellow, customer analytics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. His first book, “Converted – The Data-Driven Way to Win Customers’ Hearts,” was published in 2022 by Portfolio, an imprint of Penguin Random House. Hoyne earned a Bachelor of Science degree in management science from Purdue University and an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.

Also in the meeting, Purdue Global trustees approved the appointment of a committee to evaluate current practices and recommend actions necessary to comply with the proposed Higher Learning Commission policy change on recruiting, admissions and related enrollment practices, including with respect to support functions currently provided by Kaplan Inc. The committee will consist of board members Paul Bott (chair), Mike Klipsch and Hoyne.

Trustees also approved updates to the Faculty Governance Manual, including changes to committee rosters, position title changes, descriptive language and specifications around the faculty’s duties and responsibilities through shared governance and the chancellor’s ability to adjust a committee’s roster at their discretion to meet the committee’s needs.

Additionally, Chancellor Frank Dooley updated the board on student success statistics related to first-term persistence, one-year retention, graduation rates and credentials awarded. Among them:

  • First-term persistence has improved over the last four years among students pursuing  an associate degree (66% vs. 52%), students pursuing a bachelor’s degree (71% vs. 61%) and students pursuing a master’s degree (84% vs. 83%).
  • For the same time period, one-year retention has also improved among all three student groups: 38% vs. 36% for associate, 46% vs. 44% for bachelor’s and 68% vs. 65% for master’s.
  • Some 11,414 credentials were awarded in 2021-22, compared with 9,479 three years ago, a 20% increase.

About Purdue Global

Purdue 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 personalized paths 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 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 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, visit

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