Daniels Says IPFW Professors Not There For Research (VIDEO)

By Chris Smurr - 21Alive
By Rachel Martin - 21Alive

August 16, 2014 Updated Aug 16, 2014 at 7:02 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) – Mitch Daniels has irked some of the faculty members at IPFW for recent comments he made on a radio station.

During a radio broadcast earlier this week the former Indiana Governor and current Purdue University President said, "The (Indiana Commission for Higher Education) continues to remind folks, you're not there to offer doctoral programs. You're not there to do research. We have other places for that. You are there, in the regional setting, to provide an affordable option that prepares young people well for the careers that are available and the jobs that are being sought in the area where you live,"

Several members of IPFW's senate are calling for Daniels to redact his statements.

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