Purdue, Daniels Agree on Extension
The Purdue University Board of Trustees has indefinitely extended President Mitch Daniels’ contract. The school says the deal will run "until such time either party gives one year’s notice." The former, two-term Indiana governor first signed on to lead Purdue in December of 2012. His initial contract was re-upped for two years in 2015.
As with the previous deal, half of Daniels’ pay is connected to performance-based metrics and he will receive a retention bonus for each year he serves in the role. Board Chair Mike Berghoff says "Mitch is enhancing the reputation of Purdue nationally and worldwide through leadership and a steady stream of successful initiatives and innovations. We have set high goals for him, and every year he not only meets our expectations, but exceeds them. That kind of effort and leadership deserves to be rewarded and continued."
Within the last week, Purdue has announced a seventh consecutive year of freezing its tuition levels and unveiled the master plan for a $1 billion public-private development partnership on the West Lafayette campus.
"This assignment brings one into daily contact with brilliant, innovative faculty and some of the most serious, purposeful students anywhere," Daniels says. "Anyone would feel fortunate to serve this great institution, and I’m deeply gratified that my performance is viewed as worthy of a longer tenure."
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