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Purdue AD Morgan Burke Plans To Retire Next Year

Purdue University

Purdue Athletics Director Morgan Burke says he plans to retire in July 2017. Burke made the announcement Thursday during an annual alumni event in Naples, Florida.

A university news release says Burke told university leaders about his retirement timeline more than a year ago.

The search for a new director will be led by Michael Berghoff, Chairman of the Purdue Board of Trustees and former Purdue football player.

Purdue President Mitch Daniels appointed the search committee, which includes Purdue basketball standout and WNBA Indiana Fever Coach Stephanie White, college and pro football hall of fame member Rod Woodson and NFL veteran Matt Light.  

Also on the committee are College of Science Associate Dean Christie Sahley, Christa Szalach, a junior on Purdue’s soccer team, and senior associate athletics director Nancy Cross.

Burke has led Purdue athletics since 1993.  

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