Mitch Daniels to Become Purdue's Next President

By Scott Sarvay
By Maureen Mespell

June 21, 2012 Updated Jun 21, 2012 at 4:14 PM EST

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) – Purdue University's Board of Trustees elected Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (R) as Purdue's next president Thursday.

The decision was announced, and unanimously approved, at a trustees meeting Thursday morning in West Lafayette.

Rumors started to swirl Tuesday that Daniels would be the new president of Indiana's second largest university. Multiple media outlets reported through their sources that Daniels would be appointed.

Purdue announced Tuesday afternoon that a new president would be named Thursday morning; but neither Purdue nor the governor's office would confirm Daniels was the pick at that time.

Gov. Daniels will replace France Córdova, who will retire July 15. The board of trustees approved provost Tim Sands as interim president, until Daniels finishes his term in January.

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