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Purdue keeps room & board flat, names entrepreneurship director

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) — The Purdue University Board of Trustees has approved a freeze on room and board rates for the university’s West Lafayette and Fort Wayne campuses in the 2021-2022 academic year. Additionally, the board has named Matthew Lynall director of the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship.

With the room and board ruling, Purdue says room and board rates in West Lafayette will be lower in 2021-22 than they were in 2012-13. The decision comes in addition to the February announcement that tuition will continue to be frozen through 2021-22.

“Purdue continues to make affordability and accessibility top institutional priorities,” Michael Berghoff, chair of the Purdue Board of Trustees said in a news release. “We don’t want to make room and board expense a barrier for our students and their families, so keeping the rate as low as possible – without sacrificing excellence – is the right thing to do.”

Purdue University Northwest will see a 2.5% increase in room and board for 2021-22. The university says the campus has not seen an increase in four of the last six years.

Matthew Lynall, clinical professor in Purdue’s Krannert School of Business, took over as director of the Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship on Friday. He has served as a full-time faculty member at Purdue since 2009.

“As someone with industry and entrepreneurial experience who has worked closely with many researchers, entrepreneurs and investors, Dr. Lynall knows what innovators need to turn their discoveries into marketable products and services,” said Theresa Mayer, executive vice president for research and partnerships. “Additionally, because he is already integrated with several entrepreneurial programs at Purdue, Lynall is well-positioned to build upon the center’s legacy of creating impact and value for Indiana, the nation and the world.”

Lynall also previously served as a partner and senior vice president in the entrepreneurial consulting practice at Ernst & Young.