Purdue trustees to vote Thursday on next president

June 19, 2012

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Purdue Board of Trustees will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday (June 21) in Stewart Center's Loeb Playhouse to vote on the candidate nominated to be the university's 12th president.

The university's trustees will meet on the stage of Stewart Center's Loeb Playhouse to vote on a candidate to succeed France A. Córdova. Following the board's action, Keith Krach, chair of the Board of Trustees, will introduce the president-elect.

The public is invited to attend the meeting and introduction. A live webcast of the vote and announcement and additional information on the president-elect will be available via the Purdue home page. A complete news package also will be available at the home page after the vote. A Windows Media stream of the meeting and announcement will be at mms://video1.itap.purdue.edu/trustees

A search committee chaired by Trustee Michael Berghoff, with representation from the faculty, staff, students and alumni, identified the candidate.

Córdova, Purdue's 11th president, announced last July her intention to leave the office July 15. Credited with raising the standards, reputation and research profile of the university, she also oversaw improvements in student success and retention and led a university-wide effort to cut costs and ensure a Purdue degree remains affordable.

Media Contact: Chris Sigurdson, assistant vice president of external relations, 765-496-2644, sig@purdue.edu