Office of the Chancellor

Chancellor Thomas L. Keon in front of a PNW sign

Meet the Chancellor

Over his 12 years in Northwest Indiana, Chancellor Thomas L. Keon, Ph.D., has been a force for positive change in the region. His leadership centers on positioning the university as an important contributor to Northwest Indiana’s educational advancement, economic development and cultural enhancement.

Meet Chancellor Keon

Purdue Northwest faculty and students are dedicated to NWI and want to provide support to enrich the lives of those in our community. Universities are not islands, but rather great contributors to the overall well-being of their communities.

Chancellor Thomas L. Keon

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Chancellor Thomas L. Keon stands at podium, smiling

Chancellor Keon awarded Sagamore of the Wabash

PNW Chancellor Thomas L. Keon received the prestigious Sagamore of the Wabash award for his leadership at PNW. The Sagamore of the Wabash is one of the highest civilian honors bestowed by a sitting Indiana governor.

Learn About the Recognition

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Chancellor’s News

Read the latest updates from the Chancellor, including university announcements, op/ed pieces and more.

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Areas of Focus

Hammond Campus (in front of SULB)


Policies and Procedures for Purdue University Northwest.

A summer day at PNW's Westville campus.

Strategic Plan

From student success to quality infrastructure, PNW’s current strategic plan outlines the university’s vision, mission, values and goals.

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

It is our mission to drive behavioral change with the ultimate goal of creating an environment that is equitable, diverse,inclusive and open-minded.