updated: 6/19/2012 12:41:01 PM
It appears Governor Mitch Daniels has a new job lined up after he leaves office. Our partners at WISH-TV report the governor is in line to be the next president of Purdue University. The school's board of trustees will vote Thursday. Several months of speculation in the academic and business communities has centered on Daniels moving into the position. A governor's spokeswoman says "our office has no comment."
June 19, 2012
West Lafayette, Ind. -- The Purdue Board of Trustees will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday (June 21) in Stewart Center's Loeb Playhouse to vote on the candidate nominated to be the university's 12th president.
The university's trustees will meet on the stage of Stewart Center's Loeb Playhouse to vote on a candidate to succeed France A. Córdova. Following the board's action, Keith Krach, chair of the Board of Trustees, will introduce the president-elect.
The public is invited to attend the meeting and introduction. A live webcast of the vote and announcement and additional information on the president-elect will be available via the Purdue home page. A complete news package also will be available at the home page after the vote.
A search committee chaired by Trustee Michael Berghoff, with representation from the faculty, staff, students and alumni, identified the candidate.
Córdova, Purdue's 11th president, announced last July her intention to leave the office July 15. Credited with raising the standards, reputation and research profile of the university, she also oversaw improvements in student success and retention and led a university-wide effort to cut costs and ensure a Purdue degree remains affordable.
Source: Purdue University