Gary Lehman

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Purdue’s Union Club Hotel will close this summer for renovation. The Purdue University Board of Trustees approved the decision Friday.

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As expected, the Purdue University Trustees have approved the broad outlines of a plan to realign Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

But unlike the vast majority of the board’s votes, Friday’s was not without its dissenters.

Some trustees worry there isn’t enough detail in the plan, outside of noting which programs are slated for elimination or for a switch from one school’s governance to the other.

Others say they’re concerned the agreement may become a financial drain on Purdue.

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Purdue has launched a national search for the first chancellor of Purdue University Northwest.

The new institution is a unification of the Purdue University Calumet and Purdue University North Central campuses.

Purdue Trustee Gary Lehman is chairing the search committee, which is made up of faculty and staff from Purdue Calumet, Purdue North Central and other campuses.

He says a proposed salary range for the position has not been determined yet.

Purdue building projects moving forward

Sep 12, 2013

Purdue is making the physical adjustments to accommodate an expansion of the College of Engineering. A committee of the board of trustees approved plans to renovate and reconfigure space in several buildings.

The projects totaling $70 million are still being finalized, but could include Hampton and Grissom halls, the Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering buildings.

Trustee Gary Lehman says the expansion of that college is a high priority for the university.