Posthumous degree for Boldt nears approval

Purdue University (WLFI File Photo)
Purdue University (WLFI File Photo)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – A posthumous degree for Andrew Boldt is one step closer to approval.

Boldt was the victim in last month’s shooting at Purdue.

The Board of Trustees Academic Affairs Committee approved a posthumous degree in Electrical Engineering for Boldt Thursday.

Boldt met the requirements of having at least 85 percent of the credit hour requirement and completed most of the requirements for the major.

Trustee JoAnn Brouillette hopes granting the degree helps the healing process for both the Boldt and Purdue family.

“It was appropriate that this action be granted and our hearts go out to the entire family,” said Brouillete.

The Academic Affairs Committee also approved bringing on the chair of the University Senate as a non-voting member of the committee Thursday.

Brouillete said it will allow the trustees to hear from a faculty member on certain issues.

The full board is set to vote on that and Boldt’s posthumous degree Friday. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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