Indiana Gov. Daniels to be Named Purdue President, Source Says

Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 03:48 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Indiana's Republican Governor Mitch Daniels, who decided last year not to mount a U.S. presidential bid, is expected to be named the next president of Purdue University, a person briefed on the matter said on Tuesday.

Daniels, who has championed measures to rein in labor unions and is an influential conservative on budget issues, is barred by term limits from running for a third term as governor of the Midwestern state. Daniels previously served as budget director in the administration of former President George W. Bush.

The Purdue Board of Trustees will vote on Thursday on the successor to outgoing president France Cordova but a consensus has been reached to pick Daniels, a source close to the board who was briefed on the matter said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

He would become the 12th president in the 143-year history of the university, located in West Lafayette, Indiana. Purdue is known as one of the premier U.S. engineering and technical schools.

Neither Purdue nor Daniels' office would comment.

Daniels announced last year he would not seek the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, citing family reasons. He also has said he does not want to be considered as a vice presidential running mate for Republican Mitt Romney, who faces Democratic President Barack Obama on Nov. 6.

It was not immediately clear when he would assume the job at Purdue.

© 2014 Thomson/Reuters. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Sen. Gillibrand: Male Colleagues Have Made Sexist Comments

Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 21:09 PM

New York Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says she has endured boorish remarks from fellow lawmakers – including a war . . .

Diane Sawyer Exits as ABC Evening Anchor

Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 21:08 PM

Diane Sawyer signed off as anchor of ABC's World News on Wednesday, telling viewers that it has been wonderful to be t . . .

Boston Bombing Suspect's Sister Charged in NY Bomb Threat

Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 21:05 PM

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's sister has been accused of threatening to bomb a New York City woman . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved