• Gov. Daniels has a job waiting when term ends in January

    June 21, 2012 No comments

    The Purdue University Board of Trustees has named Gov. Mitch Daniels as the next president of Purdue. The governor won’t take over the president’s office at Purdue until his term as governor is over in January.

    Board trustees said choosing a successor for France A. Córdova was a long, exhaustive process.

    Trustee Michael Berghoff chaired a search committee and said that Daniels met three times with the search committee, which asked him extensive questions about his background, vision and interest.

    The board endorsed the choice of Daniels as president with a unanimous vote.

    While most of the feedback has been positive, there is some pushback – although that was not evidence at the board meeting this morning. An electronic petition is being circulated alleging a Board of Trustees vote in favor of Daniels represents a conflict of interest since he appointed eight of its ten members. It also cites an Indiana State Ethics Commission requirement that all executive branch employees comply with a mandatory one-year cooling off period when considering employment with organizations that do business with the state.

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