Gov. Mitch Daniels was unanimously elected this morning to be Purdue University’s next president.
Daniels, a Republican with extensive political and executive experience, will assume the position in January after he finishes his current term. He is the first sitting governor to be elected president of an Indiana university.
"No institution of any kind means more to Indiana today or tomorrow as Purdue University," Daniels said.
Daniels' new position has been a subject of much speculation in recent days. On Tuesday, The Indianapolis Star confirmed through several sources that Daniels was the top pick of the board of trustees.