Purdue Northwest Chancellor Search
PNW is interviewing applications as part of the national search for the university's next chancellor after Chancellor Thomas L. Keon’s term completes as scheduled in June 2024.
Chancellor Search Timeline
Meet the Pride
Located in Northwest Indiana, PNW is a premier metropolitan university dedicated to empowering transformational change in our students and in our community.
Purdue University Northwest’s Strategic Plan, Power Onward, provides the framework for our shared goals and our vision for the future.
PNW offers a space to be your truest self. We offer a culture of inclusivity, equitable treatment and welcoming opportunities for all.
Purdue University Northwest helps power our region. Our impact includes $745.9 million of total income: 2 percent of gross regional product.
Chancellor Search Advisory Committee
- Malcolm DeKryger, Purdue University Trustee (chair)
- Scott Bates, the Nils K. Nelson Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, PNW
- Mya Bell, PNW student representative, president of the PNW Honors College Student Advisory Board (ex-officio)
- David Bolton, PNW student representative, president of the PNW Student Government Association and Black Student Union (ex-officio)
- Rachel Clapp Smith, the Teddy Jacobi Dean of the PNW College of Business, professor of leadership
- Veera Gnaneswar Gude, the NiSource-Meyer Charitable Foundation Professor of Energy and the Environment, director of the PNW Water Institute
- Robert E. Johnson, III, president and CEO of Cimcor Inc. in Merrillville, Indiana, and PNW alumnus
- David Nalbone, professor of psychology, and chair of the PNW Faculty Senate (2023-24), PNW
- Pat Obi, the White Lodging Professor of Finance, PNW
- Iris Sanchez, director, Hispanic Serving Institution Initiatives, PNW
- Diane Spoljoric, associate professor of nursing, and vice chair of the PNW Faculty Senate (2023-24)
- Jon Swarts, dean of the PNW Honors College, dean of the PNW University College, and professor of political science
- Alyssa Wilcox, Purdue senior vice president for partnerships and chief of staff to President Chiang
- Chenn Zhou, NIPSCO Distinguished Professor of Engineering Simulation at PNW, director of the PNW Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS), director of the Steel Manufacturing Simulation and Visualization Consortium (SMSVC), and coordinator of the English Training in Engineering Program