A group of Purdue community members is speaking out against the appointment of Mitch Daniels as university president.
Students, faculty, and staff members gathered on the Memorial Mall Saturday to protest the board of trustees’ appointment of Daniels last month.
Demonstrator and organizer Julia Thompson is pursuing a Ph.D. in Engineering Education. She has multiple problems with the decision to hire Daniels.
The Board of Trustees is holding a special meeting Thursday morning to appoint a new president. It’s set for ten in Loeb Playhouse at Stewart Center.
Several media outlets are reporting Governor Mitch Daniels will get the job, however that is not being confirmed by the governor’s office or the university.
The search to replace current President France Córdova began last fall.
The process has been held behind closed doors, following input sessions from different constituent groups on campus.
Córdova ends her tenure the middle of next month.
A member of the Purdue Board of Trustees says the process of hiring a new university president is on track.
Mike Berghoff is chairing the 13 member search committee looking for the next leader.
He says candidate screening is underway now through April.
The panel will forward the names of two to four finalists to the full board of trustees for consideration.
President France Cordova announced her last day on the job is July 15.