Paying back and supporting Northwest Indiana

Thomas Keon

Universities garner significant support from their surrounding communities and geographic regions. Of course, public universities also benefit from state support, which has been generous in Indiana as compared to other states in the nation.

As chancellor, one of my goals is for the university to be a contributor to Northwest Indiana. In previous columns, I emphasized Purdue Northwest’s efforts to proactively shape the region. Yes, universities should impact their communities educationally, culturally and economically. However, there are times when a university should just simply pay forward for the well-being of the community.

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