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Purdue University Global Creates Partnership with Trilogy Health Services to Provide Enhanced Employee Education Benefit


Purdue University Global, a public, accredited nonprofit online institution of higher education, has signed a partnership agreement with Trilogy Health Services, one of the largest senior care providers in the Midwest with over 100 locations across four states, to provide a fully funded education employee benefit program that enhances one of the most utilized tuition assistance programs in the country.

With an online format tailored for working adults, Purdue Global offers a fully personalized, world-class education in dozens of associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. Trilogy employees will be able to pursue any degree they choose, including related fields of nursing, health sciences and business, at no cost to them. In addition to Trilogy’s tuition support, students of Purdue Global may accelerate their progress toward a degree by receiving credit for prior learning, training and work/life experiences.

“We are excited to offer this great new benefit to take the knowledge and skills of our workforce to a new level,” said Todd Schmiedeler, senior vice president of Foundation and Workforce Development at Trilogy Health Services. “This underscores our high level of commitment to our employees’ education and their career growth. We believe this will help us to continue to attract and retain the most highly skilled employees to serve our clients.”

Schmiedeler said Trilogy chose to partner with Purdue Global because of its demonstrated ability to help working adults acquire and apply knowledge, skills and abilities while earning their degrees conveniently, affordably and quickly.

Dr. Betty Vandenbosch, chancellor of Purdue Global, said, “We specialize in helping employers upskill employees to meet the increasing demand for a highly trained and educated workforce. We are dedicated to helping adult students who need flexibility to fit learning into their busy lives, making it possible to achieve a degree that will advance their careers.”

Facilitated by Kaplan Higher Education as part of its operational support role, Purdue Global recently has formed partnerships to provide employee educational benefits with several companies, including Papa John's, Securitas, ManTech, T-Mobile and Goodyear.

About Trilogy

Trilogy Health Services offers a full range of personalized senior health and hospitality services from independent and assisted living to skilled nursing and rehabilitative services in over 100 senior living communities throughout Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Michigan. Trilogy’s senior living services are delivered by staff specially trained to honor and enhance the lives of their residents through compassion and a commitment to exceeding customer expectations. Trilogy Health Services is a subsidiary of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT III Inc. To learn more about Trilogy Health Services, visit their website at www.trilogyhs.com.

About Purdue University Global

Purdue University Global is the extreme personalization online university, providing students the competitive edge to advance in their chosen careers. It offers a hyper-tailored path for students to earn an associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree, based on their work experience, desired pace, military service, previous college credits, and other considerations - no matter where they are in their life journey.

Purdue Global serves approximately 29,000 students, most of whom earn their degree online. It also operates several regional locations nationwide. Purdue Global is a nonprofit, public university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. It is affiliated with Purdue University's flagship institution, a highly ranked public research university located in West Lafayette, Indiana. Purdue University also operates two regional campuses in Fort Wayne and Northwest, Indiana, as well as serving close to 6,000 science, engineering and technology students at the Indiana University-Purdue University (IUPUI) Indianapolis campus.

For more information about Purdue Global, please visit www.PurdueGlobal.edu.

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