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History of Krannert: 2020-Now

2020

Purdue students are sent home in March to finish the spring semester online as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In-person instruction resumes in the fall, with many classes taking a hybrid format. Masks are worn and social distancing is practiced as part of the Protect Purdue campaign.

Allyn Knoche, a 1956 Purdue graduate, gives the Krannert School mineral rights to a nickel mine in Canada potentially worth millions of dollars. Knoche was inspired to give the gift because of a finance class he took at Purdue that led him into a career as a stockbroker and investment advisor.

Krannert launches an online master’s degree in business analytics in the fall and announces plans for online master’s degree offerings in human resource management and global supply chain management in early 2021.

Noel S Paul, a Purdue graduate with more than 30 years of corporate experience, is named Executive Director of the Krannert Professional Development Center. Michael Campion is named Herman C. Krannert Distinguished Professor of Management and Richard Makadok is appointed Brock Family Chair in Strategic Management. Clinical Professor Matthew Lynall is named Avrum and Joyce Gray Director of the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship.

Greg Hayes (BSM’82) is named chief executive officer of Raytheon Technologies, a defense contractor with $74 billion in annual sales. He previously served as chairman and chief executive officer of United Technologies Corporation.