Purdue Provost Named Chancellor Of Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Apr 6, 2017

Purdue University Provost Deba Dutta has been named Chancellor of Rutgers University - New Brunswick, effective July 1, 2017.
Credit Purdue University

Purdue Provost Deba Dutta has been named Chancellor of Rutgers University’s New Brunswick campus, effective July first.

That’s three-years-to-the-day Dutta started work in West Lafayette, tasked with overseeing growth of the College of Engineering, diversity initiatives, programs in science and business, and development of the Purdue Polytechnic Institute.

President Mitch Daniels released a statement Thursday saying Dutta has been an “effective change agent” at Purdue.

Daniels says an internal search for a new provost will begin at the start of the next academic year.

In the meantime, Daniels announced Purdue Dean of Agriculture Jay Akridge will serve as interim provost.

Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs Karen Plaut will serve as interim dean of the College of Agriculture.

Dutta replaced former Purdue Provost Tim Sands, who left to become President of Virginia Tech University.

Purdue Provost Deba Dutta has been named Chancellor of Rutgers University’s New Brunswick campus, effective July first.

That’s three-years-to-the-day Dutta started work in West Lafayette, tasked with overseeing growth of the College of Engineering, diversity initiatives, programs in science and business, and development of the Purdue Polytechnic Institute.

President Mitch Daniels released a statement Thursday saying Dutta has been an “effective change agent” at Purdue.

Daniels says an internal search for a new provost will begin at the start of the next academic year.

In the meantime, Daniels announced Purdue Dean of Agriculture Jay Akridge will serve as interim provost.

Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs Karen Plaut will serve as interim dean of the College of Agriculture.

Dutta replaced former Purdue Provost Tim Sands, who left to become President of Virginia Tech University.