Takami called 'driving force' for New Albany location

Purdue University has a grand mission in Southern Indiana. As director of Purdue's College of Technology at New Albany, Andrew Takami recognizes his challenge and welcomes turning on many more to being in some sense a Boilermaker.

The location is in its eighth year and Takami is in his second. When the college was replacing former director Andy Schaffer, Takami told Purdue what it needed to hear: The university’s vital purpose regionally sorely needs a salesman in chief.

“I said it right at the beginning,” Takami said.

He joined Purdue after stints at IU Southeast, his alma mater, and at Ivy Tech Community College.

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