Purdue Fort Wayne Names Directors of New Schools

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Three new schools at Purdue University Fort Wayne that were established for existing colleges this academic year now have leaders. The directors of the schools of education and music, as well as Purdue Polytechnic have been approved by the board of trustees.

The School of Education will be led by former educational studies chair Isabel Nuñez. The College of Education and Public Policy was renamed the College of Professional Studies and includes the new school. 

“I am so excited that undergraduate and graduate programs are again in one School of Education,” says Nuñez. “We can do so much more to serve schools and communities now that we are working together, not to mention better preparing the next generation of education professionals.”

Former chair of the Department of Music, Gregory Jones, has been chosen to lead the new School of Music. The school recently received a $1 million grant from the English-Bonter-Mitchell Foundation and a $1 million allotment from the State of Indiana, and is included within the College of Visual and Performing Arts.

The new School of Polytechnic's director is Gary Steffen, formerly chair of the Departments of Manufacturing and Construction Engineering Technology and Computer, Electrical, and Information Technology, which were merged to create the new school. Steffen has served in leadership and academic roles in nearly three decades at the university. 

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