IBJNews

Daniels wins presidency ... at Purdue

 IBJ Staff
December 28, 2012
Back to TopCommentsE-mailPrintBookmark and Share
Year In Review
More
Stories
City successfully stages Super Bowl, shoots for another Indiana adopts right to work WellPoint investors force Braly ouster Judge lays into Durham, sentences him to 50 years ISO reaches new contract, launches fundraising spree Developers unleash blitz of apartment projects Hoosier voters tap Pence to continue Daniels' legacy Daniels wins presidency—at Purdue City projects move ahead, following clash over TIF Indy airport sends CEO Clark packing In election shocker, voters bounce schools chief Bennett Bernard bounced as IndyCar Series CEO Digital marketer ExactTarget splashed onto NYSE


Newsmakers
2012
                              NEWSMAKER: School librarian Ritz won with grass-roots campaign 2012
                              NEWSMAKER: Crime stance returns Hogsett to political spotlight 2012 NEWSMAKER:
                              Council Dem Mahern plays role of antagonist 2012 NEWSMAKER: CEO keeps Simon stock surging 2012 NEWSMAKER:
                              Miles adds to diverse business, sports career Other 2012 news
                              of note

About a year after deciding not to campaign for president of the United States, Gov. Mitch Daniels agreed to become the next president of Purdue University.

Mitch Daniels in his new Purdue leather jacket. The Purdue University board of trustees gave Gov. Mitch Daniels a leather jacket at the June press conference introducing him as the college's new president. (AP photo)

After the Purdue trustees decided not to renew the contract of Purdue’s previous president, France Cordova, they turned to Daniels to help navigate a higher education funding environment that is more challenging than ever.

Daniels will need to moderate costs for students while at the same time ramping up Purdue’s research enterprise.

“Higher ed in general in this country is a business model that looks shaky,” Daniels told the Journal and Courier of Lafayette in March. But, he added, “There is no reason in a few years Purdue should not be mentioned when someone talks about Cal Tech or MIT,” referring to the California Institute of Technology and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

He will need to do even more at Purdue as state support has not been keeping up with inflation—and that was even before Daniels himself cut higher education funding by $180 million.

Many politicians are eager to watch when Daniels appears before state legislators to ask for Purdue’s next round of state funding.

Also interesting will be Daniels’ interactions with Purdue faculty—many of whom are wary of his dismantling of the state employees’ union and his business-like approach to education.

While many Purdue alumni—especially business leaders—were unhappy with Cordova, Purdue reached new heights under her leadership.

Annual research awards set records by topping $400 million in 2010 and 2011. SAT scores of incoming Purdue students are higher than ever. Cordova cut $67 million out of Purdue’s operating budget and raised $1 billion—in the middle of a recession and market meltdown.

But with tuition up 145 percent in the past decade, Daniels will have to try new approaches to keep the Boilermaker train chugging.•

ADVERTISEMENT

Post a comment to this story

COMMENTS POLICY
We reserve the right to remove any post that we feel is obscene, profane, vulgar, racist, sexually explicit, abusive, or hateful.
 
You are legally responsible for what you post and your anonymity is not guaranteed.
 
Posts that insult, defame, threaten, harass or abuse other readers or people mentioned in IBJ editorial content are also subject to removal. Please respect the privacy of individuals and refrain from posting personal information.
 
No solicitations, spamming or advertisements are allowed. Readers may post links to other informational websites that are relevant to the topic at hand, but please do not link to objectionable material.
 
We may remove messages that are unrelated to the topic, encourage illegal activity, use all capital letters or are unreadable.
 

Messages that are flagged by readers as objectionable will be reviewed and may or may not be removed. Please do not flag a post simply because you disagree with it.

Sponsored by
ADVERTISEMENT

facebook - twitter on Facebook & Twitter

Follow on TwitterFollow IBJ on Facebook:
Follow on TwitterFollow IBJ's Tweets on these topics:
 
Subscribe to IBJ
  1. I keep wondering why I keep hearing about this problem of corporations leaving America, and I never hear a reasonable proposal to lower corporate tax rates and raise personal rates on income from capital gains and dividends, especially for high earners. It is just too simple of a solution for Congress to embrace?

  2. Are you financially down and you need money to settle your dept,or you need money to start up a business or to invest on a huge business,we also offer Loans to individuals, Firms and cooperate bodies at low interest rate , loan terms determinant,Loan amount between the sum of $5,000.00 to $100,000,000.00. US Dollars And Euro. Loan for developing businesses a competitive edge/ business expansion. We Offer The Following Kinds Of Loans. Personal Loans (Secure and Unsecured) Business Loans (Secure and Unsecured) Consolidation Loan FIRST INFORMATIONS NEEDED ARE: BORROWER’S DATA’S INFORMATION,FILL AND RETURN FOR QUICK START UP PROCESS. Name:_________ Last Name:_________ Age:_________ Contact Address:_________ Country:_________ Amount Needed as Loan:_________ Loan Duration:_________ Phone Number__________ Monthly Income/Yearly Income:_________ Purpose for Loan:_________ Occupation:_________ How Soon is Loan Needed__________ Email via: albertbrownfirm@outlook.com

  3. is a disaster. SR37 already needs to be built to interstate standards between 465 and SR144. Southport Road is a mess each morning and evening.

  4. Bass Pro Shops would be good for the mall as well as a Giant Eagle Market District or a Jungle Jim's International Market Place grocery store like the one near Cincinnati Ohio.A Disney quest indoor theme park would be good.An Academy outdoor store would be good too.Indoor Circus shows and magic shows would be good as well. A casino with sports bar would be good.A Disney theater inside that shows movies and Broadway shows would work.Nashville Tennessee concert shops with indoor neon lights would be good.How about a theater that shows travel shows and theme parks. A train store would be good.How about a giant toy store with high tech video games.

  5. This development is in addition to Allpoints Midwest 5, Aitrtek, a recent FedEx and more in Plainfield. Greenwood and Brownsburg also have similar projects.

ADVERTISEMENT