A former interim provost at Purdue will be the university’s acting provost the next six months.
Vic Lechtenberg’s appointment is contingent on the board of trustee’s approval. However, Provost Tim Sands, who will serve as acting president until January, says Lechtenberg is the perfect choice.
"He's been in a lot of roles at Purdue. He knows Purdue. He knows the state extremely well. He's familiar with all of our colleges. He understands the land grant and research missions. Everybody knows him. So, I'm very fortunate he was willing to do that."