March 6, 2023

Purdue Global’s Dooley selected to ACE board of directors

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue Global Chancellor Frank Dooley was elected to the American Council on Education (ACE) board of directors on Thursday (March 2). Dooley’s term will begin after the spring board meeting in April.

Dooley, who assumed the role of chancellor in May 2020, was a key leader of the Purdue University team that secured the regulatory approvals and helped launch Purdue Global in 2018, extending Purdue’s land-grant mission to students from across the state and around the nation.

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Dooley also is a member of the Presidents Forum governing board.

Before becoming Purdue Global’s chancellor, Dooley served as senior vice provost for teaching and learning at Purdue University, where he earned an international reputation as being a gifted and innovative teacher, as well as a creative researcher.

Dooley joined the Provost’s Office in 2011, becoming vice provost in 2014. He provided leadership for undergraduate education, including curriculum governance, academic policy development and general academic program implementation. He promoted and supported efforts to increase student success (retention, persistence and graduation) while maintaining Purdue’s reputation for academic rigor.

He came to Purdue in 1998 in the Department of Agricultural Economics. He has served as professor of agricultural economics, associate head of the department, Provost Fellow, associate vice provost for undergraduate academic affairs and vice provost for teaching and learning.

Dooley has received numerous awards for teaching, research and service, including the Charles B. Murphy Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award in 2009, Purdue’s highest award for teaching. He was inducted into Purdue’s Teaching Academy in 2002 and into the university’s Book of Great Teachers in 2014. He was selected as a recipient of the EDGE Commendation for Innovation in Undergraduate Education by The Gardner Institute in 2021.

Dooley received his bachelor’s degree from St. John’s University, his Juris Doctor from the University of North Dakota and his doctoral degree from Washington State University.

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

About ACE
ACE is a membership organization that mobilizes the higher education community to shape effective public policy and foster innovative, high-quality practice. As the major coordinating body for the nation’s colleges and universities, our strength lies in our diverse membership of more than 1,700 colleges and universities, related associations, and other organizations in America and abroad. ACE is the only major higher education association to represent all types of U.S. accredited, degree-granting institutions: two-year and four-year, public and private. For more information, please visit or follow ACE on Twitter @ACEducation.

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