The chancellor of Purdue University Calumet says the institution is “going through enormous change.” Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report Thomas Keon made the comment to faculty, staff and administrators while announcing that 12 faculty members will take early retirement and another seven will be laid off. Purdue Calumet is dealing with a $4 million deficit. More cuts are possible as a review of operations continues.

Keon also says the university is closing in on a deal to sell a center in Merrillville and that could help wipe out the deficit.

Even though additional cuts are possible, Purdue Calumet is beefing up in some areas.

Keon says more students than anticipated have enrolled in the fall and some new hires are expected as the college of education and college of nursing continue to grow.

Purdue Calumet will also spend more on its website to better compete with other universities and help attract more students.

Keon says the school is taking steps to be “a better institution.”

Source: The Times of Northwest Indiana

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