Purdue’s acting-president is entering his final week leading the university. Dr. Tim Sands returns to the provost’s office January 15, when Mitch Daniels officially begins his term as president.
Sands says he’s learned many things about Purdue through meetings with lawmakers, the state’s business leaders and alumni. He expects that to serve him well as he returns to the job of chief academic officer.
Purdue’s request for a new academic building on campus is moving forward. The Indiana Commission for Higher Education is recommending the proposed Active Learning Center to the State Budget Committee for its consideration.
Purdue acting-President Tim Sands says the building would focus on learning spaces that promote collaboration among students. It also would consolidate some of the 14 libraries on campus.