West Lafayette, Ind. Purdue University's trustees are searching for a new leader to replace the governing board's departing chairman.
California business executive Keith Krach retires from the board on July 19, the same day Purdue's 10 trustees will vote to elect his successor.
The Journal & Courier reports that Purdue's trustees aren't saying who they might have in mind to replace Krach. But key Purdue stakeholders say the priorities they'd like the board's next chairman to have include a focus on research, shared governance and the ability to ask tough questions.
The board's chairman serves a two-year term.
Krach is leaving the board to focus his efforts on San Francisco-based electronic signature company DocuSign. He says he hopes there's general agreement about who will be the next chairman.