Purdue Board approves renovation & retirement changes

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – The Purdue University Board of Trustees met Friday. The trustees made policy approvals in the areas of renovation and retirement.

The Purdue Board approved a $6 million plan to renovate part of Forney Hall of Chemical Engineering. The renovations will focus on laboratories in the building’s east wing. They include upgrading fume hoods, electrical systems and heating and air systems.

Trustees also approved a plan to name Purdue’s newest residence hall, the Third Street Suites. That building will be located on Vawter Field. It’s expected to cost $37.4 million and is slated for completion this summer.

Trustees also approved two retirement policy exceptions. Purdue’s policy states executives and staff in high policy-making positions must retire by the end of the fiscal year in which they turn 65.

Exceptions were granted for Leah Jamieson, the John A. Edwards Dean of Engineering, and James Dworkin, chancellor of Purdue North Central.

Jamieson’s tenure was extended to no later than June 30, 2017. Dworkin’s was extended to no later than June 30, 2016.

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