PNW Names New Admissions Executive Director in 2016

PNW-Names-New-Admissions-Executive-Director-in-2016A 20-year, higher education enrollment management professional is Purdue University Northwest’s new executive director of admissions.

Jeff Lochowicz has joined the PNW enrollment management unit after previously serving as senior assistant dean of admissions at Marquette University of Milwaukee, Wis.

Experience and leadership
Lochowicz brings comprehensive, customer-focused, data-driven and service-oriented experience and leadership to Indiana’s fifth largest university. Some 15,286 students attend PNW‘s two Northwest Indiana campuses at Hammond and Westville. He will report to Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs Carmen Panlilio.

“Jeff brings knowledge and a proven track record of how to appeal to the type of well-prepared students who are intent on earning a Purdue degree at Purdue Northwest,” Panlilio said. “We are pleased to have Jeff join a PNW leadership team focused on moving our university forward.”

Effective efforts
Lochowicz has directed admissions communication team efforts that have been successful attracting an increased number of diverse and graduation-persistent students. He also has effectively mentored a staff of 30 admissions professionals and more than 100 student employees. Additionally, he has implemented several innovative recruiting technologies.

“I am excited to join the Purdue Northwest family, and I look forward to collaboratively engaging the admissions staff and campus partners to further the mission of our university,” Lochowicz said.

Lochowicz holds baccalaureate and MBA degrees from Marquette University.

Purdue University Northwest
Purdue University Northwest (PNW), part of the Purdue University system, is a comprehensive regional university comprised of two Northwest Indiana campuses. PNW was established in early 2016 with the unification of the former Purdue University North Central at Westville and Purdue University Calumet at Hammond. For more information about PNW, visit