Purdue University announced the creation of a new foundation that is designed to deepen ties to alumni.
The Purdue for Life Foundation will also be responsible for driving and coordinating all alumni-related activities for the university.
“Purdue For Life will lead us to new connections and better engagement with this entire alumni universe,” said Purdue University President Mitch Daniels. “In a world of continuous learning and online education and networking, the Purdue experience must become not four years but literally lifelong.”
The overarching organization will integrate the Purdue Alumni Association, the University Development Office, John Purdue Club and President’s Council.
Matt Folk, a 1991 Purdue electrical engineering graduate, has been named the chief executive officer of Purdue For Life.
The university says Folk led the Purdue For Life investigation committee, which was made up of Purdue alumni who have been studying university integrated models across the country over the past year.
“Our goal is to strengthen ties both internally and externally, continuing our efforts to come together as one Purdue,” said Folk said.
Folk will report to a five-member board of directors that includes Daniels, three members of the Purdue Board of Trustees and one member of the Purdue Alumni Association board.