You're invited to send your inauguration greeting to Dr. Córdova. Simply click on the pen above to submit your message, and see what others had to say in the posts below.
Congratulations! May you preside over our beloved school well with intellect, class, and most importantly, fair judgment.
Steve Jordan, Colorado Springs, Colorado
As a loyal supporter of Purdue University, where my uncle Dale McHenry spent his career making the Union a better place, I am happy to offer my congratulations on your appointment as the first female president of Purdue! You can bet that I will follow your career with much interest. Go Boilermakers.
Dr. James R. (Doc) Ogden, Allentown, Pennsylvania
As a retired Purdue graduate, I would like to wish you continued success in leading Purdue University forward in today's world!
Charles L. Dine, Bradenton, Florida
All the best wishes and continued success as you are inaugurated as Purdue's 11th President.
Hugo Conti, San Luis Obispo, California
As a three-time graduate of Purdue University, an academic advisor in the Krannert School of Management, and as the chair of PACADA (Purdue Academic Advising Association), it is my pleasure to welcome you as the 11th President of Purdue University.
Your warmth and presence on this campus is a breath of fresh air.
All the best,
Anneliese Kay, West Lafayette, Indiana
We knew you when ....
Have a happy day – and do well by my alma mater!
Larry N. Vanderhoef, Davis, California
Congratulations, Dr. Córdova. I am sure my words of appreciation for your position at Purdue cannot be fully expressed. As a graduate alum whose first-born son is now attending, I could not be happier than to have you lead the very school he attends. I know Purdue is in good hands and again wish you the very best. To whom much is given, much is expected, and I know we are about to witness some great and powerful things under your leadership.
Congratulations and continued blessings!
P.S. Mike Ross says hello and congrats as well.
Mark Johnson, Gilbert, Arizona
As double Purdue graduates and now proud Purdue parents, we celebrate with you in spirit the upcoming inauguration! Our daughter's freshman year is almost over already, and your many years as President are just beginning. As a 4th-generation Boilermaker, she will be forging new areas of technology that her great-grandfather never imagined, just as you have begun to outline where this university will be seeking to go, too. We have been very inspired and impressed to hear of your many accomplishments before arriving at Purdue, and know that the University has certainly made an outstanding choice for the years ahead. Proud to be a Boilermaker! Hail Purdue!
Jennifer and Vern Pitcher, Elkhart, Indiana
I am proud to call your our leader at Purdue University. I look forward to a bright and exciting future. Welcome to Purdue University, Dr. France Córdova and family.
Beverly Davis, Lafayette, Indiana
Congratulations upon your appointment as President of Purdue University. I graduated in 1974 with a BA in Economics/History Education (Secondary Teaching). Nearly all of my professors/instructors and a sizable portion of my classmates were males. I never dreamed that Purdue would have a woman President! Good luck to you in your work as President of Purdue. I hope to attend your inauguration.
Alice R. Anderson, Lafayette, Indiana
Welcome to Purdue and congratulations on your inauguration. I'm sure by this point you have realized what a wonderful campus that Purdue can be. I enjoy coming back for alumni band as I was a drum major in my years at Purdue and really enjoy drum majoring with the alumni band. I hope you have many wonderful and productive years at Purdue.
Jack L. Russell, Bargersville, Indiana
I am so pleased to welcome you to Purdue and our community! Your energetic vitality and vision are sure to be a tremendously grounding and innovative force for the University. I look forward to all the great things you will accomplish here. Good luck and best wishes!
Laurie Williams Yeary, Lafayette, Indiana
Best wishes on your inauguration. We are grateful for your inspiration and leadership. Thank your family, also, for sharing your gifts with us, your students, staff and faculty.
Jay, Stephanie and Bethany McCutcheon, Springfield, Illinois
On behalf of Vanderbilt University, greetings and congratulations on your inauguration. Best wishes for every success in your administration
Peter Georgeoff, West Lafayette, Indiana
Congratulations on all of your accomplishments and welcome to Purdue!
Terry Blaschke, Westville, Indiana
Congratulations! Welcome to the Purdue family! May your time as President be filled with Boilermaker spirit and bright tomorrows. Learn every word of "Hail Purdue" – including the second verse – and continue to be a member of the community. Best wishes!
Caitlin Tiller, Indianapolis, Indiana
Congratulations on your new position and welcome aboard the Purdue train to everywhere!
You will do well.
Jake Doll, Noblesville, Indiana
The board of trustees, faculty, administration and student body of Mercy College offer congratulations to Dr. France A. Córdova upon her inauguration as the 11th President of Purdue University and extend their wishes for many years of success and distinguished service.
Dr. Louise H. Feroe, Dobbs Ferry, New York
Congratulations on your personal and professional achievements and being appointed as the President of Purdue!
I would like to welcome you and your family into our great community and hope you feel the warm embrace of it all, as I have over the past 25 years of working here.
Terry Knight, Lafayette, Indiana
Purdue University is highly regarded by educators, business executives, and alums that I come in contact with on a weekly basis as a Regional Recruiter for Purdue University Calumet. Your leadership will help expand new markets and enhance the Purdue mission in the future. The very best to you as our new President.
Dr. Robert J. Fitzpatrick, Western Springs, Illinois
Congratulations. With your vision you will certainly enhance Purdue. Our respectful and kind regards in joining the Purdue family.
Kevin and Billie Vanderbilt, West Lafayette, Indiana
My five brothers and sisters and I (all Purdue grads) wish you and your husband the best of luck during your years ahead at Purdue! We are so happy you are here - Boiler Up! We can assure you it is a great place to be!
Mary A. Sego, Lafayette, Indiana
We are truly honored to have you lead this wonderful University. Already, your students and staff have taken notice of your "approachability" and opportunities to bring staff and students together in informal settings. It adds a touch of warmth that has been much needed and desired.
Catherine Holst, (former California native) Lafayette, Indiana
Good luck as you usher in a new era at Purdue! Enjoy the people, the community and the institution.
Jane Alexander, West Lafayette, Indiana
Here's to your dedication to discovery, your ability to inspire, motivate, and lift those around you! In your quiet humility, you raise the bar and our eyes with your accomplishments, integrity, and sincerity of purpose.
Not unlike the great cosmos, you truly inspire others to discover their own brilliance.
Many, many congratulations on your Presidential inauguration. May Purdue shine ever brighter!
With lots of love to you and Chris, and of course, S. and A.
Zoe Córdova, D.C., and The Córdova-McCarthy's, Sunnyvale, California
Welcome and Good Luck!
Daniel Rotello, West Lafayette, Indiana
Hey Sis: Congratulations on yet another great accomplishment. Next stop will probably be the White House. You are perfect for this position and challenge.
Bill Córdova, Diamond Bar, California
To your success. Welcome to Indiana!
Linda M. Klemme, Fowler, Indiana
Welcome to Purdue. It was a pleasure to talk with you when you visited the Libraries. I am so happy that you are here! Best wishes.
Candy Sheagley, Brookston, Indiana
I am so pleased to have you as the new President. I wish you good luck. Live long and prosper.
Cathi Kadow, Hammond, Indiana
Congratulations and welcome to Purdue, President Córdova. This is a very exciting time for the University. We can all look forward to a period of growth and satisfaction at Purdue with you at its helm. Go Boilers!!
Jonathan M. Miller, Dyer, Indiana
Congratulations to Purdue's first woman President, from a member of the Indiana Women's History Association and a member of Hagerstown Woman's History Club. There is do doubt that you will add value to our whole state.
Phyllis Mattheis, Cambridge City, Indiana
Congratulations! Your leadership will be so valuable to Purdue.
We enjoyed meeting you at the gathering in Naples in February.
Keith and Claudia Merrill, Estero, Florida
Congratulations on your inauguration as Purdue University's 11th President. You are indeed the right person to be our President during this period of growth and development for the future. I have been impressed from what I have seen and heard about you and your commitment to education. I wish you the very best in your professional and personal life.
Sue Hume Graham, Lafayette, Indiana
Congratulations on your appointment as President of the Purdue University system. As a regional campus dean, I am very excited about the leadership and experiences that you bring to Purdue. I know that you will only add to the quality and distinction that is Purdue University.
Welcome to the heartland!
Rex Morrow, Westville, Indiana
We are honored to have you as our President. It will be nice to have a strong woman as President.
Tami Conn, Lafayette, Indiana
Congratulations on your inauguration. Good luck on your Inaugural Ball and welcome to Purdue.
It was my pleasure to meet you at the Library All Staff Meeting.
SFC Lucy S. Allen (RET.), Williamsport, Indiana
President Córdova is an inspiration to all of us! God bless.
Daniel A. Wubah, Gainesville, Florida
Purdue will reach new levels of excellence reflecting the virtues of its leader. Congratulations!
R. Janardhan, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Purdue is to be congratulated for its wise choice of a new President – your outstanding leadership has benefited every organization you touch. I'm very sorry I can't attend your inauguration but I will be there in spirit – I can imagine it easily, having grown up in West Lafayette (my dad was in the chemistry department there). Very best wishes to your family from ours.
Meg Urry, New Haven, Connecticut
Purdue University is a great University with a wonderful reputation. I applaud the leadership in the past. Yet I am looking forward to seeing what you have in store for us! You appear to have a heart for the students and the staff around campus – with strong research and academic convictions, as well. I am so excited to see what is coming in your years here at Purdue. Welcome, and Go Boilers!
Melissa Bell, West Point, Indiana
Congratulations, President Córdova! You have a delightful personality and you are an inspiration to me as a female leader. I wish you much luck as you take on this prestigious position!
Anna Pentikis, Lafayette, Indiana
I've always been proud to work at Purdue, but even more now. You bring a fresh look and feel to the campus.
Thank you for the cider social and touring the resident halls in August. It shows me that we have a caring person with the president's title.
Welcome and Boiler UP!
Kathy Ann & Michael L. Preuss, Lafayette, Indiana
Your own academic pilgrimage from English education to astrophysics is a great model and catalyst for bringing together the sciences and arts in innovative ways. Looking forward to your leadership!
Ethel Swartzendruber, Kokomo, Indiana
I have been so inspired by your coming to Purdue. Your obvious commitment to whatever you set your mind to is a wonderful example for all of us at Purdue. Welcome.
Marsha Griner, West Lafayette, Indiana
Thank you for all your efforts along the long and twisting journey to Purdue University.
Your achievements and efforts bring hope to fathers like me. Hope that my daughters' journeys are clearer and some of the major obstacles bridged, if not removed.
I am proud to have you as my President.
We were all (pleased) that you reached out to Physical Facilities and attended our annual Fish Fry. I hope to see you there again this year too!
So, thank you for your efforts and welcome to Purdue, and Indiana!!
John Duncan, West Lafayette, Indiana
As a proud graduate of Purdue University (Doctorate in Chemistry 2000) I could not be more proud of Purdue.
You are a perfect match for the University and an example of what makes our University great: research, scientific discovery and diversity of thought.
Best wishes as you take our beloved institution to the next level and beyond.
Dr. Chuck Rice, Norman, Oklahoma
I wish you the best of luck and success in your term as our President!
Monica Prezzi, West Lafayette, Indiana
I have had the pleasure of meeting you at President's Council events last fall. Welcome to Purdue! You are such an impressive and effective leader for our great university. My family and I are Purdue grads, dating back to 1918. We wish you continued success and great happiness at Purdue.
Donna Gentry, Pittsboro, Indiana
My wife Rekha and I send our best wishes to you and your family on your inauguration as the 11th President of Purdue University. We are proud of Purdue University as one of the finest and best centers of advanced education in the world. Our son, Dr. Vishal Varma, is an alumnus of this great university and we are grateful to Purdue University and its celebrity faculty for equipping him with the best graduate engineering degrees. Hail Purdue!
With our respectful and kind regards,
Rekha & Anand Varma, Mumbai, India
Welcome to our caring community on the rise. You have already begun to contribute significantly to our progress. Thank you for you professional and personal touch.
James Foster, West Lafayette, Indiana
My name is Jose Sanchez, and I am a staff member at UC Riverside. I used to work for UCR Housing and now work at the UCR Career Center.
We actually sat on an airplane together when we bumped into each other flying back from San Francisco to Ontario in 2007.
I just wanted to wish you the best of luck in your new position. You are an inspiration to me as I continue my career in the field of higher education.
Jose A. Sanchez, Riverside, California
Congratulations on your appointment as the 11th President of Purdue University. Welcome to our community and the Purdue family. I hope your tenure here will be filled with exciting, satisfying and rewarding experiences.
Linda A. Yelton, West Lafayette, Indiana
I welcome Dr. Córdova to Purdue University. I have been a member of the Purdue Extension staff since 1991. It is quite an amazing experience to have a woman and a Latina suddenly being part of leading this great University into the 21st century. This is a time when we need the healing and nurturing powers of women, a time when we need to accomplish not only what is best, but what is good for all of us.
Thanks for the opportunity to welcome you, and I am looking forward to work under your leadership.
Carmen DeRusha, Indianapolis, Indiana
I welcome you to Purdue!
It is very refreshing to have a lady president at this great school and someone who cares deeply about the Purdue employees at all levels! Good luck!
Richard C. Rhode, West Lafayette, Indiana
Best Wishes from President's Council Lifetime Member James H. Rust.
James Rust, Atlanta, Georgia
What a tremendous honor to be invited to your Presidential Inauguration. Although I cannot attend in person, I will be there in spirit for you. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the many contributions you have made to the Inland Empire.
We will miss you terribly, but are rejoicing for you in this new position. We know that you will be a bright star at Purdue and we look forward to seeing all of the great things you will be doing there.
Congratulations with much respect,
Larry Sharp, San Bernardino, California
All the very best to you and your family.
Jonathan Brown, Baltimore, Maryland
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