June 7, 2017

Governor appoints Purdue trustees

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb on Wednesday (June 7) reappointed three members to Purdue’s Board of Trustees and also appointed the board’s new student member.

Current trustees Michael Klipsch, Gary Lehman and Tom Spurgeon were reappointed to serve three-year terms, effective July 1. Student Daniel Romary of New Haven, Indiana, was appointed to serve a two-year term as the board’s student trustee.

Romary is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering and plans to pursue a master’s degree in the same discipline at Purdue after his planned May 2018 graduation. He currently serves as Purdue Student Government secretary and was previously PSG’s College of Engineering senator and director of strategic planning and assessment. Romary also is a junior board member of the Purdue Foundation Student Board.

Klipsch of Carmel, Indiana, has served as a trustee since May 2015. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Purdue in 1985 in industrial management and earned his law degree from Indiana University.

Lehman of Lafayette, Indiana, was appointed to the board in August 2010. He is a 1974 graduate of Purdue with a bachelor’s degree in industrial management and also has an MBA from Case Western University.

Spurgeon of Peoria, Illinois, is the board’s current vice chair and is one of three alumni trustees, having been elected by the Purdue Alumni Association in 2005. He is a 1961 graduate of Purdue’s industrial management program and holds an MBA from Indiana University.

The news release from the governor’s office is available online.

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