Purdue University Senate

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."