The current Indiana Governor, Mitch Daniels, is elected as Purdue's 12th President yesterday:
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Purdue Board of Trustees on Thursday (June 21) unanimously selected Indiana Gov. Mitchell E. Daniels Jr. to be the university's next president.
Daniels will start in January at the conclusion of his second term as governor. He will be Purdue's 12th president, succeeding France A. Córdova, who will step down July 15.
Keith Krach, board chairman, heralded Daniels' appointment as "an innovative, game-changing move for Purdue."
"Gov. Mitch Daniels will continue to raise the global profile of Purdue. He's committed to the success of our land-grant institution, he's an advocate for economic progress through innovative research and he's made Indiana the state to watch for the last several years," Krach said. "With his leadership, intellect and passion for higher education, there's no limit to the greatness Purdue can achieve."
Daniels praised Purdue as an invaluable asset for Indiana and the country and as an educational institution globally renowned for producing discoveries and graduates in high demand.
Daniels said his first priority would be to learn from the faculty and earn their trust and collaboration to help further Purdue's research and education missions.