Purdue President Mitch Daniels is leading the University in cost-cutting measures to increase student affordability while at the same time growing excellence in signature programs for learning, discovery and engagement.

A key element of his plan is growing the University’s fundraising.

He has repeatedly told faculty, staff and administrators that every $10,000 saved equals one year of tuition for an Indiana resident student.

In addition to cost cutting, keeping Purdue affordable hinges on donations from alumni, corporations, foundations, and friends as well as University faculty, staff and administrators.

To take part in the opportunity to invest in student scholarship programs, contact your school, college or

Amy Noah
Vice President for Development (Interim)
Phone: (765) 494-0519
Email: arnoah@purdue.edu

Student Firsts

TOP / President Daniels’ emphasis on commercializing innovations led to this meeting including Jessica Huber (left), associate professor of speech, language, and hearing sciences and the 2012-13 faculty entrepreneur-in-residence at Discovery Park’s Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship. Daniels has made a top priority of smoothing and accelerating the paths to the public for the products of faculty, staff and student ingenuity.

LEFT / In May, President Daniels presided over his first commencement. On-time graduation is among the myriad ways Daniels is seeking an even better record of student success at Purdue.

RIGHT / Students talk with President Daniels at this early reception in the Union Ballrooms. He is meeting often with students to hear their concerns, aspirations and insights.