Executive Committee Statement
December 16, 2022
We, the Executive Committee of the Purdue Northwest Faculty Senate, unanimously demand that Thomas Keon immediately resign as Chancellor.
We note the following:
- His offensive statements at commencement, on Saturday, December 10, 2022, insulted the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, including faculty, staff, and students at Purdue Northwest.
- His inexcusable behavior caused national and international outrage.
- His behavior does not reflect the diversity and inclusiveness that Purdue faculty, staff, and students value.
Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D., Chair, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
David P. Nalbone, Ph.D., Vice Chair, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
- Lee Artz, Ph.D., College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Cari Furst, Ph.D., College of Nursing
Meden Isaac-Lam, Ph.D., College of Engineering and Sciences
Anthony Sindone, M.A., College of Business
Michelle Spaulding, Ph.D., College of Engineering and Sciences
Diane Spoljoric, Ph.D., College of Nursing