April 8, 2020

Flags on Purdue and Indiana University campuses to be lowered to honor Steven Beering

beering-flag Purdue and Indiana universities are flying flags at half-staff in tribute to fromer Purdue President Steven C. Beering, who also served as dean of the Indiana University Medical School. (Purdue University photo) Download image

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — President Mitch Daniels has announced that all flags on Purdue University campuses statewide will be flown at half-staff beginning Wednesday (April 8) to honor Dr. Steven C. Beering, Purdue President Emeritus, who passed away earlier this month. Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb issued the order to lower the flags on all Purdue and Indiana University campuses through sunset Sunday (April 12).

Beering served as Purdue’s president from 1983-2000, during which time the university expanded its international efforts, grew its liberal arts programs, promoted diversity, greened and beautified the campus, added 20 major buildings, and took fundraising to new levels. At the time of Beering’s retirement, his name had appeared on the diplomas of more than half of the university's living alumni. Prior to becoming Purdue’s president, Beering served as dean of the Indiana School of Medicine.

More information on the life of Steven Beering can be found here.

Media contact: Tim Doty, doty2@purdue.edu


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