Purdue officially launches Purdue University Global

Purdue University Global's website is now up and running. Purdue Global was created when Purdue acquired online-based Kaplan University.

Posted: Apr 2, 2018 6:25 PM
Updated: Apr 2, 2018 6:26 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Purdue University Global's website is now up and running. Purdue Global was created when Purdue acquired online-based Kaplan University.

Related: Purdue's Kaplan deal received HLC approval

The launch of Purdue Global wrapped up late Monday morning. Purdue also unveiled its new Purdue Global logo during the launch. 

Betty Vandenbosh, chancellor of Purdue Global, said the online venture has been her life over the past several months. She expressed the importance of educating adults older than 24.

Vandenbosh said helping that underserved group get a higher education will help Indiana and America.

Purdue Global has gotten a lot of backlash and has even raised some concerns about what it will do to Purdue University's reputation.

Related: Some Purdue Senate members hope HLC votes no to Kaplan deal

Vandenbosh said it will all take time but she has no doubt it will only do good things for the schools reputation.

Two students, who are also university employees, said had it not been for Purdue University Global, they probably would have never gone back to school.

Kim Joy smiled as she thinks about this next phase of her life. She said she always wanted to go back to school, but like most working adults, the timing was never right. 

"You know my son is grown now and I'll have a lot of time to put into school, focus more as an adult versus you know a young student," said Joy. 

Joy is a Purdue University employee, and because of that, she knows the acquisition did not come without some concerns.

Maile Quinton, another Purdue employee, felt some of that push-back too. She hopes in time, people are able to focus on the bigger picture.

"It wasn't made lightly and it wasn't made by one person, this was a collective decision for the good of all the students and for that population that they talked about that hasn't been reached," said Quinton. 

Quinton got her undergraduate degree from Purdue and eventually came back to work there. Like Joy, she always wanted to go back to school and said life got in the way.

However looking back, she doesn't see it has a bad thing. In fact, those skills combined with the convenience of online school is what inspired her to go back.

"The same time you are working your job you are studying more within what applies to your job and so you can kind of bounce ideas off of both places," said Quinton. 

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