Purdue's Cordova to focus on communication, other goals

July 19, 2007
France Cordova, who took over as Purdue University's new president this week, said she plans to stress communication while trying to boost faculty salaries, research funding and student financial aid.

In some of her first public remarks about her goals, Cordova said she will assemble committees to fix problems on campus, the Journal & Courier of Lafayette reported.

"Some people think it's interdisciplinary if a physicist and a chemist work together," she was quoted as saying. "I think it's when a musician and a geologist get together."

Cordova, who wants to keep one foot in the classroom by teaching courses, was previously chancellor of the University of California-Riverside. She succeeds Martin Jischke, who retired from Purdue after raising $1.7 billion and dramatically stepping up the university's involvement in economic development.
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