February 9, 2023

Purdue Global Chancellor Dooley to appear on ‘The Balancing Act’

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Perhaps no television talk show is more appropriate for Purdue Global than “The Balancing Act.” After all, Purdue Global students – adult learners – stand out for their ability to successfully take classes while also holding down a job, caring for dependents and dealing with whatever life throws at them.

Purdue Global Chancellor Frank Dooley will appear on “The Balancing Act airing on Lifetime TV” at 7:30 a.m. ET and PT on Feb. 13 and Feb. 21. He is interviewed by Montel Williams, distinguished television host, actor, motivational speaker and U.S. Navy veteran.

“It was a pleasure visiting with Montel and an honor to share the Purdue Global story,” Dooley said. “We have such positive momentum with our university, and it’s important that we spread the word far and wide.” 

In their eight-and-half-minute conversation, which was recorded in South Florida, Dooley and Williams discussed the importance of affordable online learning for adult learners. Between 25 and 40 million Americans have valuable life experience and some college credit, but no degree. They also talked about Purdue Global’s myriad certificate offerings for those individuals who have a degree and aspire to continue learning to upskill and grow their careers.

“Working adults often need access to more education, and Purdue Global provides that to them,” said Dooley, noting that the university’s most popular programs – among the more than 175 offered – are cybersecurity, information technology, nursing, criminal justice and applied behavioral analysis. “They want to earn a degree they can be proud of and one that employees will respect.”

Dooley explained that Purdue Global courses feature lectures, discussion boards, seminars – and plenty of student support for those who need it. Courses are taught by skilled faculty members armed with educational technology and enhanced delivery methods to make classes easy to access and navigate. 

“I like that Montel used the phrase ‘life gets in the way’ when talking about adults going to school, because that’s a really accurate depiction of life,” Dooley said. “We believe Purdue Global is the perfect place for them.”

Williams spent 22 years in the U.S. Navy, and Purdue Global is a military-friendly school for both current and retired members. Dooley cited Kelvin Gumbs, a Navy veteran who earned two Purdue Global degrees. Gumbs provided the keynote address at the October 2022 commencement ceremony and now works for the university as it strives to do an even better job serving the military. 

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 https://stories.purdue.edu/purdue-global/.

About The Balancing Act

The Balancing Act® is a morning show created and produced by BrandStar that offers sensible solutions and essential information in a fun, entertaining format; providing resources to help people do life better. The Balancing Act features everything from delicious recipes, style makeovers and dream getaways to parenting tips and the latest news in health and wealth. Tune in to The Balancing Act weekdays at 7:30 a.m. (ET/PT) on Lifetime®, and find all previously aired episodes on TheBalancingAct.com.

Writer: Tom Schott

Media contact: Matt Oates, oatesw@purdue.edu

Source: Frank Dooley

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