updated: 6/21/2012 9:55:48 AM
Inside INdiana Business has learned Purdue University Provost Tim Sands will serve as interim President. He will bridge the gap between outgoing leader France Córdova and Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels. The board of trustees is expected to approve Daniels as president-elect this morning. He will finish his term at the Statehouse and take over at Purdue January 1.
The decision to make Daniels the next Purdue president continues to draw strong reaction.
Some are questioning whether it is a conflict of interest. Daniels appointed most of the trustees who will be voting this morning.
A small number of people have signed an online petition asking that Daniels no longer be considered.
But many are calling the selection a coup for Purdue.
They cite Daniels' business background and ability to raise money as some of the key assets he would bring to the position.
Source: Inside INdiana Business