Date: June 8, 2006
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PNC Approved to Change Divisions to Colleges
WESTVILLE – Purdue University North Central has received unanimous approval from the Purdue University Board of Trustees to change the name of its academic divisions to “Colleges.”
This change will take effect July 1. The four new Colleges are:
The College of Business – which houses associate and baccalaureate degree programs in Business, Organizational Leadership and Supervision as well as the Master of Business Administration (MBA).
The College of Engineering & Technology – home to baccalaureate degree programs in Engineering Technology, Mechanical Technology and Computer & Information Technology and associate degree programs in Architectural Technology, Building Construction Management Technology, Civil Engineering Technology, Electrical & Computer Engineering Technology, Industrial Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology.
The College of Liberal Arts – which is responsible for baccalaureate degrees in English, Communication, Behavioral Sciences and Elementary Education. Courses in modern languages and social sciences are also offered through this college.
The College of Science – which includes baccalaureate and associate degrees in biology and nursing and offers service courses in math, physics, chemistry and statistics.
As explained by PNC Chancellor Dr. James B. Dworkin, these changes were adopted to reflect the status of Purdue North Central as an academically autonomous institution. In addition, the use of the name Colleges is consistent with the terminology and academic structure of other Purdue campuses and of our other peer institutions.
Dworkin further explained that this change will also enhance the ability of PNC to recruit students and faculty, to work with area business and professional groups and to apply for sponsored-research by bringing the campus more in line with established academic practice.