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09/24/2014 Source:  Purdue University
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Purdue Dedicates the Krach Leadership Center

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – On Saturday (Sept. 27) Purdue University dedicated the Krach Leadership Center, a key resource to help students succeed inside and outside the classroom so they can earn their degrees on time and develop leadership skills that will serve them through their lives.

“The Gallup-Purdue Index shows how critical the student experience is beyond the classroom and through the campus activities in which students engage, said Purdue President Mitch Daniels. “A student excellence and leadership center demonstrates Purdue’s commitment to that entire experience. Students will be able to find resources and support to develop and enhance their leadership skills, which will contribute to their success in the classroom as well.

The Gallup-Purdue Index is an survey of college graduates to learn how their college experiences affected their careers and lives.

This summer, Purdue’s Board of Trustees approved naming the 81,500-gross-square-foot facility in honor of Keith Krach for his business, philanthropic and university leadership. He is the board’s former chairman and a Purdue alumnus. In addition to various academic and athletic contributions to Purdue, Krach and his wife, Metta, gave $10 million toward the building’s construction.

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