Keon grateful PNW allowed to develop own identity under Daniels • Northwest Indiana Business Magazine

Mung Chiang

Purdue University Northwest has developed via the years into the establishment it’s at this time, and the school’s chancellor believes Mitch Daniels performed a task in that transformation.

“I’ve appreciated President (Mitch) Daniels’ willingness to permit PNW to develop its own identity unbiased of Purdue-West Lafayette,” mentioned Thomas Keon, PNW chancellor. “He has allowed us to set up an vital stage of high quality to serve Northwest Indiana.”

Keon is prepared for a brand new chapter for PNW with Purdue University’s new president, Dr. Mung Chiang.

“I’m wanting ahead to working with Dr. Chiang, having famous his excellence as an educational and as an administrator,” mentioned Keon, whose own management the previous decade at PNW landed him a Sagamore of the Wabash award.

Thomas Keon

The Purdue Board of Trustees announced its election of Chiang, presently the John A. Edwardson Dean of Engineering and govt vice chairman for strategic initiatives, because the college’s subsequent president. Chiang will take over for Daniels, who has served the put up since January 2013, Jan. 1.

The previous 5 years Chiang has been at Purdue, he has led his faculty to its highest rankings ever, even because it has grown at each the undergraduate and graduate ranges, the college mentioned.

Purdue is presently ranked No. 4 amongst graduate applications, No. 3 for on-line applications, and No. 10 for undergraduate training, and is the biggest undergraduate program within the nation’s high 10. Both authorities and industry-sponsored analysis funding have set new data, as do the 12 nationwide analysis facilities now housed on the college, the school mentioned.

Chiang earned a Bachelor of Science diploma in electrical engineering and arithmetic, and a Master of Science and doctorate in electrical engineering from Stanford University. He got here to Purdue from Princeton University, the place in his position because the Arthur LeGrand Professor of Electrical Engineering, he was acknowledged for quite a few improvements in educating and was the primary chairman of Princeton’s Entrepreneurial Council.

Chiang holds 25 patents, based three firms and was named New Jersey’s CEO of the Year in 2014. Among many different tutorial honors, Chiang obtained the Alan T. Waterman Award in 2013 because the nation’s high scientist under the age of 40 for his excellence in edge computing, web congestion, cloud and video optimization, and different analysis areas. 

Chiang will lead a transition of his duties as dean, whereas persevering with his strategic initiatives task, the college mentioned.

“Mung is the best selection to lead Purdue into its subsequent ‘big leap,’” mentioned Michael Berghoff, chair of Purdue’s board of trustees. “The board couldn’t be extra assured on this choice, as we now have had the chance to observe his efficiency throughout a broad vary of duties for 5 years.”

Chiang was humbled to be chosen as Purdue’s subsequent president.

“It is the best and most humbling honor to be chosen by the board of trustees as the following president of Purdue University: the distinctive and most exceptional land grant establishment within the land of the free,” he mentioned. “Throughout the previous 153 years, and spanning from Wabash River to the Moon, generations of Boilermakers contributed to our state, to our nation, and to humanity in immeasurable methods. There is not any different place like Purdue.”

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