Purdue University Global announced Tuesday that its local staff will transition to work-from-home positions, and the school will no longer have a physical facility in Hagerstown after July 31.
Herald-Mail Media reported in March that St. Maria Goretti High School will move into the main building of the Purdue campus at 18618 Crestwood Drive, north of Hagerstown. At the time, Purdue spokesman Greg Ten Eyck said the school’s Hagerstown staff would seek a new, smaller location.
But Chris Motz, who served as president for Kaplan University’s Maryland campuses before Purdue acquired Kaplan last year, told Purdue Global employees Tuesday that they would now work from home instead.
“The university remains committed to the local community but since our students here are all online, we no longer require a physical office presence,” Motz said in a statement released Tuesday.