The role of Purdue
University Calumet Vice Chancellor of Information Services Sarah E. Howard
has been expanded to include I.S. oversight at Purdue University North
immediately, Howard becomes the fifth administrator to assume
responsibilities at both campuses since the Feb. 26 announcement of
intentions to unify Purdue Calumet and Purdue North Central. A goal of the
unification process is to enable a stronger Purdue presence in northwest
Indiana by combining and streamlining inter-campus administrative functions
and reinvesting saved resources in academic programs and faculty.
“Dr. Howard has
exhibited excellent management, change management and leadership skills
throughout her career, and especially during her Purdue Calumet tenure,”
Purdue Calumet Chancellor Thomas L. Keon said. “She will work with
Information Services teams on both campuses to enhance operations and user
Central Chancellor James B. Dworkin added, “We welcome Dr. Howard to the
Purdue North Central campus community. She has an impressive background in
higher education, and her knowledge and expertise make her a tremendous
asset as Purdue Calumet and Purdue North Central move forward. We look
forward to working with her.”
Howard has headed
Purdue Calumet Information Services the past year, appointed first as
Interim Vice Chancellor, then named to the permanent Vice Chancellor
position last January. She also served briefly as Interim Vice Chancellor of
Enrollment Management and Student Affairs and Interim Vice Chancellor for
Student Affairs for one and one-half years.
“This is an
opportunity for our two campuses to work together at the technological
infrastructure level to provide the necessary support for us to transition
in becoming one unified university,” she said.
Howard came to
Purdue Calumet in 2001 as Assistant Dean of Students. She was promoted to
Dean of Students and Assistant Vice Chancellor of Campus Life in 2006.
A former resident
of Chicago, Howard holds a baccalaureate degree from the University of
Illinois at Chicago, a master’s degree from DePaul University and a
doctorate from National Louis University, Chicago.