Outgoing Gov. Mitch Daniels plans same-day transition to job as Purdue president

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  • Outgoing Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels won't waste any time transitioning to his new role as president of Purdue University, as he'll be driving to West Lafayette to begin his new job as soon as Mike Pence is sworn in on Jan. 14.
  • The school chose Daniels as its 12th president in June, with Provost Tim Sands serving as acting president while the now former governor finishes his term, and its Board of Trustees approved a five-year, five-month contract earlier this month with a base pay of $420,000.
  • Daniels held dozens of open forum meetings with students, faculty and staff since his hiring and received six months of transitional briefings and reports in order to familiar himself with issues faced by the university.

From the article:

Mitch Daniels will be passing a baton and picking up another Jan. 14 as he makes the switch from governor to Purdue University president. The outgoing, two-term governor said Friday that as soon as Mike Pence is sworn in as Indiana’s 50th governor he’ll be driving to West Lafayette for his new job. ...

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