Murray Blackwelder

Purdue Energizes With A 'Happening' Slogan May 2, 2006 By Abny Santicola, editor, FS Advisor The mission of Purdue University is to serve the citizens of Indiana, the United States, and the world through discovery that expands the realm of knowledge, learning through dissemination and expansion of knowledge, and engagement through the exchange of knowledge, according to Murray Blackwelder, senior VP for advancement. When asked about the challenges the institution faces in terms of funding its education mission, Blackwelder noted: *the uncertainty of the economy; *competition for philanthropic dollars; *explaining the increased costs of education; and *the decline in state support. Blackwelder says one

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