Governor Mitch Daniels made comments on the state of higher education today as rumors swirl that he may be the next president of Purdue University.
Daniels is in his last few months of office as Indiana's governor, and Purdue University’s president announced last year that she would step down this year.
Just a few months ago, no one may have seen this type of buzz coming, because Daniels was also mentioned as a possible presidential candidate and even a vice presidential candidate.
The governor put those rumors to an end when he announced he would not seek higher government office earlier this year.
Now an announcement at Purdue tomorrow may answer the latest talk surrounding the governor.
“There are more Americans today with college debt than college diplomas,” said Daniels. “And so there are an awful lot of people saying, as important as it is, the way it is may need some changes. Let's just say maybe someone who reveres higher education and wants very desperately for it to succeed as well as possible but comes at things from a slightly different, maybe complementary set of experiences can contribute something."
The Purdue Board of Trustees is set to announce their selection for the university's next president on Thursday morning.