June 9, 2023

Purdue Global chancellor highlights growth initiatives, student success

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Chancellor Frank Dooley on Friday (June 9) provided the Purdue Global Board of Trustees an update on growth initiatives and how Purdue Global is improving student success through additional support.

As Purdue Global is Purdue’s online university for working adults, Dooley said the goal is to expand its land-grant mission to serve those students. Several teams are working on that goal through a new brand and marketing strategy, a reengineered student journey, and collaborative work with the Office of Industry Partnerships to expand military and academic partnerships.

Purdue Global and Ivy Tech Community College have formalized a Pathways Partnership, which will expand the many degree pathways between the two institutions, including the full transfer and stackability of an Ivy Tech associate degree toward a Purdue Global bachelor’s degree. The partnership looks to increase the number of working adults in Indiana who need access to higher education to complete a bachelor’s degree. Additional details, including an achievement scholarship, will be announced Monday (June 12) during an event at Ivy Tech’s main Indianapolis campus.

Dooley said Purdue Global will launch a new Military Education Partnership Board this year, which will consist of eight active senior-level or retired military personnel, four of whom are Purdue University alumni. Nearly one-third of Purdue Global students are either active-duty military personnel or veterans. Through several new hires, Purdue Global is building more support for the military and engaging in a more active presence at numerous Department of Defense professional development events.

Purdue Global’s new brand and marketing strategy continues to be rolled out. “This Is My Comeback” launched in April under the leadership of R. Ethan Braden, executive vice president and chief marketing and communications officer for Purdue University and Purdue Global, and Kati Pratt, executive director of brand and marketing strategy for Purdue Marketing and Communications.

Dooley shared Purdue Global’s top 10 programs, which include Bachelor of Science degree programs in business administration with the highest enrollment, at 4,353 students. Other high-enrollment programs (all with at least 1,000 students) include:

  • Bachelor of Science in information technology.
  • Master of Business Administration.
  • Master of Science in Nursing.
  • Bachelor of Science in health care administration.
  • Bachelor of Science in cybersecurity.
  • Master of Science in psychology.
  • Bachelor of Science in criminal justice.
  • Bachelor of Science in psychology in applied behavior analysis.
  • Associate of Science in information technology.

About Purdue Global

Purdue Global is Purdue’s online university for working adults who have life experience and often some college credits. It offers flexible paths for students to earn an associate, bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree, based on their work experience, military service and previous college credits, no matter where they are in their life journey. Purdue Global is a nonprofit, public university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and backed by Purdue University. For more information, visit https://stories.purdue.edu/purdue-global/.

Writer/Media contact: Matthew Oates, 765-496-6160oatesw@purdue.edu; @mo_oates

Source: Frank Dooley

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