Office of the Chancellor

Past Messages

Welcome Dr. Elsenbaumer

Vicky Carwein, September 21, 2017

Dear campus community,

Please join me in offering sincerest congratulations to Dr. Elsenbaumer, as he prepares to serve as your next Chancellor. As I said in my retirement announcement in early April, the university has before it an unparalleled opportunity to re-envision itself and to create a truly distinguished future. So many of you have committed yourself to building a strong, prosperous and thriving future and I know you will support Dr. Elsenbaumer as he leads IPFW and soon to be Purdue Fort Wayne to the next level. His accomplishments as a scholar and in academic administration, his experience in the private sector and his work in entrepreneurship and economic development exemplify precisely the skills needed to propel Purdue Fort Wayne forward.  

There remains a lot of hard work ahead but I have no doubt that you will all rise to the challenge and work with the new Chancellor as he leads the university in achieving much success.   

I am excited about the many opportunities that lie ahead for Purdue Fort Wayne.  I wish you and Dr. Elsenbaumer all the best as together you make realignment a reality and bring an exciting new vision to students, the community, the region and beyond.  


Vicky Carwein