Purdue Global Chancellor Frank Dooley is the latest installment of “This is Purdue,”

WEST LAFAYETTE – An interview with Purdue Global Chancellor Frank Dooley is the latest installment of “This is Purdue,” the Purdue University official podcast that highlights impactful Boilermakers, both present, and past. 

The latest episode, in which Dooley discusses Purdue Global’s growing footprint in higher education, was released Thursday (Sept. 29). Purdue Global is Purdue’s accredited and affordable online solution designed for the working adult with life experience, and often some college credit – but no degree. Dooley’s experiences have prepared him to lead Purdue Global and oversee academics for more than 36,000 students.  

Frank Dooley (Purdue University photo)

“So many of my Purdue Global students are parents — around 65% have kids — and they tell me one of the reasons they’re doing this is to be a role model for your children. They want to set an example,” Dooley says.  

Listen as Dooley shares impactful stories from graduates that fuel his enthusiasm for his work and inspire him to keep expanding opportunities for students of all backgrounds. 

He also explains Purdue Global’s mission and the ways it promotes Purdue University’s values and goals.

“As a land-grant university, Purdue’s responsibility is to provide educational opportunities to those seeking to work and meet what society needs. And that’s what we’re doing,” Dooley says.   

Previous episodes have featured stories about students, alumni, sports, science, legacy, empowerment, and lifelong friendships. Examples of some of the featured stories are listed below:

  • Angela Ashmore, mechanical engineering alumna and IndyCar engineer shares how it feels to make history as the first woman IndyCar crew member to win the Indy 500. 
  • Shawn Taylor, Entrepreneur and new Purdue trustee on developing authentic relationships.

Information: Matthew Oates, oatesw@purude.edu, @mo_oates

Source: Kate Young, taylor58@purdue.edu