Chancellor Holford

  • May 20, 2024

    PNW Wins in 2024 “Best of the Region”

    Thank you for helping vote Purdue University Northwest (PNW) as the Best College/University in The Times of Northwest Indiana newspaper’s 2024 “Best of the Region” ballot!

  • May 15, 2024

    Hispanic-Serving Institution Designation

    I am tremendously proud that PNW now represents our metropolitan region and Indiana as the Purdue University system’s first Hispanic-Serving Institution. It is central to our institutional mission and strategic plan to provide a high-quality academic and learning environment that is welcoming, inclusive, and supportive of all students and their backgrounds.

  • May 3, 2024

    Steering Committee – PNW Strategic Plan for 2025-2030

    I am pleased to announce the members of the Strategic Plan Steering Committee who will contribute to the development of our new strategic plan in consultation with Strategic Focus Associates.

  • April 29, 2024

    Selection of Marie Mora as Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

    Marie T. Mora will become Purdue University Northwest’s next provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs, effective July 15.

  • April 1, 2024

    PNW Strategic Plan for 2025-2030

    I am pleased to announce that together as a university, we will be launching our new strategic plan, “Excellence Evolving,” which will guide and focus Purdue University Northwest’s journey from 2025-2030. "Excellence Evolving" will set forth a bold vision for the future of our institution, grounded in our core values and driven by our collective aspirations.

  • March 18, 2024

    Purdue University Northwest Is Leading the Way to NWI’s New Horizons

    In the Northwest Indiana Times, PNW Chancellor Chris Holford shares how Purdue Northwest is impacting initiatives of national importance happening right in our own backyards

  • March 6, 2024

    Congratulations to Our 2024 Founders Day Award Winners and Honorees

    Congratulations to the years of service honorees, award nominees, and recipients of the outstanding faculty, staff, and student awards! Best wishes for much-continued success at Purdue University Northwest.

  • February 21, 2024

    Federal officials tout recent multimillion dollar research grants for CIVS during tour

    In celebration of several recent multimillion dollar research grants from the U.S. DOE, Geri Richmond, DOE Under Secretary for Science and Innovation, and Rep. Mrvan toured the CIVS space and listened to brief presentations emphasizing the far-reaching impacts CIVS projects serve for industrial innovation, decarbonization, digital transformation, workforce development and community and industry relations.

  • January 29, 2024

    PNW community celebrates start of Chancellor Chris Holford’s leadership

    Kenneth C. (Chris) Holford says he is still soaking in the excitement of taking the helm as the new chancellor of Purdue University Northwest (PNW).

  • January 12, 2024

    Congratulations – 2024 MLK Dreamer Award

    Professor Gisele Casanova has been selected as a recipient of the 2024 Purdue University Martin Luther King, Jr. Dreamer Award.