Bill Sullivan

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This story starts with a meeting Purdue Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer Bill Sullivan called with a man named Tim Werth.

“When I sat down with Tim, the first thing he did after introducing himself was to say ‘I want to tell you something about my background,'" Sullivan says.

It related to Werth’s time at a now-defunct company called Adelphia Communications.

“Before I even asked, Tim offered up: ‘I have this issue and I want to tell you about it and it’s going to stick with me for life and that’s the cross I have to bear,’” Sullivan says.

Stan Jastrzebski / WBAA News

Purdue officials have presented their capital projects request to the State Budget Committee for the next two-year budget cycle. University Chief Financial Officer Bill Sullivan laid out the numbers for lawmakers Wednesday.