Today I had the opportunity to watch the live video as Purdue’s Board of Trustees named Gov. Mitch Daniels as the next President of Purdue. It was a great opportunity to see the formal selection process of a new president at a university. I must admit that I do not know anything about Gov. Mitch Daniels because I do not keep up with politics as much as I should and my hometown is in Illinois, not Indiana where Mitch Daniels is governor.
Anyways, I just wanted to add my two cents about what I think of Purdue’s newly appointed president. From the brief speech the Governor gave during the appointment ceremony, it appears that he is very excited about the opportunity and wants to make his time at Purdue a memorable one. I feel that his relationships he has built across the nation, and even world-wide potentially, can help to improve and increase Purdue’s recognition and familiarity. I am cautiously optimistic that Gov. Mitch Daniels will be able to grow Purdue and continue improving this great educational institution. Only time will tell if he will become another successful Purdue President.
Here is the link to an article talking about the appointment ceremony: http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/general/2012/120621KrachPresident.html
“All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.