Source: Governor Daniels Expected to Become Next Purdue President
Gov. Mitch Daniels speaks at the Jun. 13 50th anniversary celebration of the Purdue Research Park. (wibc.com photo from Purdue U.)
Governor Mitch Daniels is the apparent next President of Purdue University.
Purdue says its board of trustees will vote Thursday morning on a candidate to replace retiring President France Cordova. An announcement of the decision and news conference are planned after the vote.
A source confirms to 93 WIBC that the presidential candidate is Governor Mitch Daniels. The Governor's office would not comment.
The office of Lieutenant Governor Becky Skillman tells RTV 6 that Daniels will serve out the remainder of his term as governor, which ends in early 2013. That would leave Purdue without a president for the last half of this year.
The president-elect is scheduled to hold a media availability and appear at a welcome reception Friday morning in downtown Indianapolis.