CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Purdue University Global today announced that Dr. Jeffrey M. Buck, an experienced educator and military veteran, has been appointed to be the dean of the School of Business and Information Technology. Buck replaces Dr. Thomas Boyd who has retired after eight years with the institution.
In his role, Buck will be responsible for providing academic leadership for the school’s programs, faculty, and students while advancing the University’s mission, focused on adult learners.
Buck joins the University with more than 20 years of teaching and higher education administration experience, most recently as associate dean overseeing adult and graduate business programs at Anderson University (Indiana). While at Anderson he led the development and implementation of several academic programs including an online MBA program, a Post-MBA Certification program, a Pre-MBA Certification program, a concurrent Master of Science in Technology program with Purdue University, a joint degree program with the School of Nursing, and a Filipino Nursing MBA program. Under his leadership the adult and graduate programs at Anderson University attained and maintained specialized program accreditations and achieved record levels of enrollment.
“We are excited to have Jeff join us. He has a terrific background and understands our students, both those adults returning to school and those with military experience. Serving in the Quartermaster Corps of the U.S. Army provided Jeff experiences that are helpful insights to the unique needs of our students who are veterans and active duty military personnel. As a Hoosier, I know Jeff will fit in well with the Purdue Global family,” said Dr. Betty Vandenbosch, Chancellor of Purdue University Global. “Tom Boyd’s dedication and leadership has left the school in excellent shape for Jeff to take the helm and build upon its strong foundation.”
Buck earned his PhD from the University of Mississippi in Higher Education Leadership with a cognate in Business Administration and his Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration from Ball State University. He is active with the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), having held and continuing to hold leadership positions in its Great Lakes Council.
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Purdue Global University is the extreme personalization online university. It offers a hyper-tailored path for each student to earn an associate, bachelor, master or doctoral degree, based on their work experience, desired pace, military service, previous college credits, and other considerations no matter where they are in their life journey.
Purdue Global serves more than 30,000 students, most of whom earn their degree online. It also operates 14 locations in Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska, Maryland, Maine, Missouri and Wisconsin. Purdue Global is a non-profit, public university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. It is affiliated with Purdue University's flagship institution, a highly ranked public research university located in West Lafayette, Indiana. It also operates two regional campuses in Fort Wayne and Northwest, Indiana, as well as serving close to 6,000 science, engineering and technology students at the Indiana University-Purdue University (IUPU) Indianapolis campus.
Purdue Global is a world-class online university offering an extremely personalized approach to earning a prestigious degree, providing students the competitive edge to advance in their chosen careers.
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