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.”