2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    May 29, 2024  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chancellor’s Welcome

Chancellor KeonDear Student,

Greetings and Welcome!  On behalf of our Purdue University Northwest family, I am delighted you are pursuing your university degree at PNW—a metropolitan university of two Northwest Indiana campuses located in Hammond and Westville.

In many ways, as a university of more than 52 programs of study that serves some 10,000 students, Purdue Northwest is both big enough and small enough to suit your needs and desires. PNW also is close enough, yet far enough to enable you to access doors of opportunities, whether exploring cosmopolitan Chicago, the ecological beauty of Lake Michigan and its dunes-filled shore line, or diverse job and career opportunities with industries and communities that define a changing Northwest Indiana, and the Greater Chicagoland area.

PNW takes pride in being a student-centered university, strategically committed to academic excellence. As a PNW student, you will have full access to the University’s diverse and rich resources where you will be able to explore your interests and discover new ones.    Our faculty will lead you on journeys of discovery.  Classroom and laboratory work will be enhanced through the University’s extensive outside partnerships in industry, business, non-profits, education, government, and health care.   Care to see the world?  PNW students regularly participate in study abroad programs in Europe, Latin America and Asia.   PNW is about academic excellence and rigor but we also play hard in the arts, the community, and on our athletic fields.

As a student enrolled at PNW, you may take advantage of a broad range of comprehensive learning experiences. As you do so, supporting your success on our campuses and beyond becomes our top priority. 

Throughout your Purdue Northwest experience, faculty and staff members across our academic and student affairs teams will build a relationship to help you when you need it most.

Yes, we will push you to work hard, but we also have an infrastructure in place designed to help you become the best you can be. We are here to support your success. Welcome to the PNW family!


Thomas L. Keon