Mitch Daniels selected as Purdue's 12th president

Jun 21, 2012

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels is officially the president-elect of Purdue University.

The Board of Trustees unanimously approved his appointment at a special meeting this morning.

Daniels will serve out the remainder of his term as governor before taking over as head of Purdue in January.

In the meantime, Provost Tim Sands will serve as the university's interim president.

A contract between Daniels and the university has not been finalized, instead the two have a memo of understanding. Daniels will serve at least five years as president.