Statements on the passing of former trustee Michael Birck
July 7, 2015
“We have lost a valued member of our Purdue community. It was an honor to serve with Mike Birck on the Purdue Board of Trustees. He always put the quality of this great university first — his name will live on through the programs and facilities to which he gave so generously. More importantly, his spirit will always be present on every playing field, in every building, and among every student. His spirit is Purdue."
Michael Birck, a 1960 College of Engineering graduate, served as a Purdue trustee from 1999-2013. He was a former Purdue baseball player and an honorary member of the Purdue Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame.