Monthly Conversation With Mitch Daniels: Challenges For New Administrators

Apr 27, 2017

Purdue's President also gets a mention as the Arkansas legislature considers banning a history book that Mitch Daniels also takes issue with.
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As the school year winds to a close, some top Purdue administrators have made plans to change jobs.

West Lafayette Provost Deba Dutta is on his way to New Jersey.

And, with IPFW set to become Purdue Fort Wayne, Chancellor Vicky Carwein is stepping down.

The people who take over those roles have some challenges ahead of them. The new Fort Wayne leader is going to have to reconstruct the campus. And the West Lafayette Provost’s office has faced persistent questions about whether it’s really committed to diversity.

On this month’s conversation with Purdue President Mitch Daniels, we ask him what qualities the school is looking for in the people who eventually fill those jobs.

Also on this month’s show, President Daniels weighs in on the national March for Science, which was at once supportive of a Purdue education and critical of Donald Trump -- someone in the same party as our guest.