Tue March 20, 2012
Gov. Daniels undecided on faculty appointment to Purdue Board of Trustees
Governor Mitch Daniels is weighing in on a push to get a faculty member on the Purdue Board of Trustees.
Members of the University Senate are considering a proposal that asks the current board to urge the governor to appoint a current, former, or emeritus professor to the panel.
Daniels says such an idea should not be ruled out.
"But, the faculty has an awful lot to say about the governance of any institution already. I don't think they lack for influence or a chance to have their views heard. It's a worthwhile idea."
Daniels says he appointed a continuing faculty member to the Indiana University Board of Trustees. He thinks that's worked out "pretty well."
"I wouldn't agree with a quota or fixed appointment, but certainly, somebody with that background would be a good candidate."
All ten members are named by the governor, although the Purdue Alumni Association makes recommendations from its membership. The University Senate vote on its proposal is expected next month.
You can view the senate's document HERE.