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Tue Jun 19, 2012, 12:28 PM

Mitch Daniels likely out as VP--to become President of Purdue University

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WISH) - Purdue University officials plan to vote on a candidate for the school’s next president this week – and WISH-TV has learned Gov. Mitch Daniels is the candidate in question.

The Purdue Board of Trustees will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday in Steward Center’s Loeb Playhouse to vote on a nominee to be the school’s 12th president. Several sources close to the proceedings tells WISH-TV that the nominee is Daniels. After the vote, the president-elect will be introduced, the school said in a news release.

Daniels' office had no comment Tuesday afternoon. However, sources with connections to both Purdue and the governor said it's a done deal.

It will be one more title for Daniels to add to a varied career that has included such posts as president of the Hudson Institute and vice president of Eli Lilly and Co., as well as White House political director and White House budget director.

Daniels is likely to complete his term as governor, while Purdue appoints an interim president WISH-TV political reporter Jim Shella said.

http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/indiana/source-daniels-a-candidate-for-purdue-presidency

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WI_DEM Jun 2012 OP
Freddie Stubbs Jun 2012 #1
ChairmanAgnostic Jun 2012 #2
exboyfil Jun 2012 #3
bbgrunt Jun 2012 #4
MrYikes Jun 2012 #5

Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 12:30 PM

1. Someone has to look after that big drum

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 12:30 PM

2. good for him.

A cushy job, relatively no impact on students (few presidents ever see students these days) and smug in his knowledge that Romney is a jerk.

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Response to ChairmanAgnostic (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 12:38 PM

3. Not my alma mater

Please no. Can't they get another President from Iowa State or Nebraska or some other cow college. I disagree presidents wield a lot of power and can do alot of damage. It is offensive with the talent pool of administrators available to get a politician as well in my opinion (it often does not work out).

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 01:04 PM

4. ugh. boilermakers deserve better.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 02:00 PM

5. Will this make it easier to sell Purdue to the Saudi's? nt

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